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SAN  FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL   REPORTS 


FOR     THE 


FISCAL  YEAR  1896-97,  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897 


PUBLISHED  BY  ORDER  OP  THE 


BOARD    OF    SUPERVISORS 


SAN    FRANCISCO 

HINTON   PRINTING   COMPANY,    321    SACRAMENTO   ST, 
1897 


TABLE     OF     CONTENTS. 


PAGES. 

ASSESSOR'S  REPORT(Juo.  D.  Siebe) 1-  10 

Introductory    Remarks,   Aggregate    Valuation    of    Real    and  Personal  Property, 
Decrease   in   Assessed   Valuation    over  preceding  year.    Time  of  delivery  of 

Assessment  Book,  etc 1 

Poll  Tax  Collections— Fiscal  Year  1896-97 , 1 

Taxes  Collected  on  Personal  Property  Unsecured  by  Real  Estate 1 

Office  Expenses 1 

Report  to  Surveyor-General 2-  10 

Statistics— Mechanical  and  Manufacturing  Industries,  June  30,  1897 2-10 

AUDITOR'S  REPORT  (Wm.  Broderick) 643-742 

Demands  Audited— General  Fund 643-663 

"  "    Advertising  Expenses ^        643 

"    Almshouse  Expenses 644 

"  "  "    Assessment  Roll 645 

"  "  "     Boys  and  Girls' Aid  Society 661 

"    Burial  of  Indigent  Dead,  City  Cemetery  Improve- 
ment          645 

"    City  and  County  Attorney's  Contingent  Expenses        645 

"         .       "  "  "     County  Jails  Nos.  2  and  3 646-647 

"  "  "  "    County  Jail  No.  1,  Repairs  to  661 

"  »"  "    Coroner's  Expenses 645 

"  "  "  "    Delinquent  Taxes— Collection  of 645 

"  "    Dupont  Street  Widening  Assessment  paid 647 

"  "  "  "     Equalization,  Clerks  Board  of 645 

"    Examining  Insane  Persons ...        647 

"  "  "    Exempt  Firemen's  Relief 667 

"    Finance  Committee,  Expenses 647 

"               "               ''           "Fire  Alarm  and  Police  Telegraph  Salaries,  Exten- 
sion and  Repairs 647-648 

"  "  "  "    Fire  Department,  Material,  Reliuf  Fund,  Rents, 

Running    Expenses,   Salaries  and   Leave  of 

Absence 649-652 

"  "  "  "    Firemen's  Pension  and  Relief  Fund 652 

"  "    Fish  and  Game  Warden 647 

"  "  "  "    Fourth  of  July  Appropriation 652 

"  "  "  "    Gas  Inspector's  Expenses,  Grand  Jury  Expenses. 652-653 


ir  CONTENTS. 

AUDITOR'S  REPORT— COXTJNUED.  PAGRS. 
Demands  Audited— General  Fund,  Health  Department  and  Quarantine  Expenses  . .  .653-654 
«<               "               "            "     Health  Expenses  for  Sanitary  Purposes,  Small- 
pox Hospital,   Jails  and  Prisons— City  Re- 
ceiving Hospital 654-655 

«  "  "  "     Horse-keeping  for  Prison  Van 655 

«  «  "  "     Hospital  Expenses  and  Repairs 65£-656 

«  "  "  "     Interment  of  Decedents,  ex-Union  Soldiers  and 

Sailors 656 

"  "  "  "  Jury  Expenses  in  Criminal  Cases — Jury  and  Wit- 
ness Fees 657 

<>  "  "  "     Judgment  (Thos.  O'Brien) 657 

.<  "  "  "     Justices  Clerk  and  Attendant 657 

«  "  "  "     Law  Library  Expenses,  License  Collector's  Blank", 

Dog  Tags  and  Basket  Numbers 657 

"  «  "  "    Mayor's  Contingent  Expenses — Typewriter 657 

"  "  "     Military  Roll— Copying  of 657 

«<  «'  "  "  Minors— Maintenance  of  at  Magdalen  Asylum, 
Preston  School  of  Industry,  and  Whittier  Re- 
form School 646-647 

"  "  "  "  Miscellaneous— Court  Orders,  Clerk  and  Attend- 
ant in  Justices'  Court 6"7 

«  "  "  "    Money  Paid  in  Error  and  Refunded 657 

«•  "  "  "    Municipal  Reports,  Printing,  Binding,  etc 657 

<«  "  "  "     Official  Map  of  City  and  County 658 

u  «  ««  "     Police  Contingent  Expenses 669 

«  «  «  "     Police  Patrol  Expenses 658-659 

<i  «  «  "     Police  Department,  Salaries  and  Rents 658-659 

«  «  "  "     Police  Station,  Constructiou  of,  etc.,  O'Farrell  St.        659 

i«  "  '<  "    Police  Telegraph  Expenses 659 

«  «  "  "     Public  Buildings,  Fuel,  Lighting,  Furniture  and 

Repairs 660 

«  "  "  "     Prisoners,  Subsistence  of 660 

i'  ««  ««  "     Recorder's  Newspapers 660 

«  ««  "  "     Registration  and  Election  Expenses 660-661 

«  «'  «  "     Reportsrs' Expenses  in  Criminal  Cases  and  Court 

Orders— Boys  and  Girls'  Aid  Society 661-662 

t<  «  «  "     San  Francisco  Btnevok-nt  Association ...         (>(»:> 

K  "  '«  "     Smallpox  Hospital  Expenses. 654-655 

«  '<  «  "     Special  Counsel  Expenses— Taxes  Refunded 663 

t<  «  «  "     Telephone  Service- Public  Departments 6C6-U67 

"     Urgent  Necessity  Expenses 664-667 

«<  «  "  "     Water  for  Municipal  Purposes 667 

"  <«  "  "     Witness  Expenses 667 

"  "        Salaries,  City  and  County  Officers— General  Fund  (Statutory). .  .662-663 


CONTENTS.  T 

AUDITOR'S  REPORT— CONTINUED.  PAQBS. 

Demands  Audited,  Salaries,  Almshouse  Employees 644 

"  "  "        County  Jails  Nos.  2  and  3 646-647 

"               "              "        City  Receiving  Hospital 655 

"        Disinterment  Inspectors 667 

"        Fire  Alarm  and  Police  Telegraph 648 

"  "  "        Fire  Department 651-652 

Fish  and  Game  Warden 647 

"              "        Free  Public  Library ,  668 

' '        Gas  Inspector 652 

"        Health  Department 653-655 

"        Hospital  Employees 656 

"        Law  Library 657 

NewCityHall 66& 

' '        Park  Improvement 669 

"        Police  Department 658 

"               "             "        Police  Patrol 659 

"        Police  Telegraph 659 

"        Poundkeeper  . . , : 670 

"               "             "        Free  Public  Library 668 

"        Quarantine  Department 654 

Registration  Department 660-661 

"                              "        School  Department 671 

' '        Smallpox  Hospital 655- 

"  "        Special  Fee  Fund  (Statutory) 671-672 

"        Disinterment  Fund-Salaries  Inspectors  of  Vaults 667 

"               "        Duplicate  Tax  Fund 667 

"        Exempt  Fireman's  Relief  Fund 667 

"        Fee  Fund  Unapportione J 670 

Funded  Debt,  Interest  Account  and  Sinking  Funds  of 670 

"        Free  Public  Library  Fund. 667-668 

"        New  City  Hall  Fund 668 

"        Nineteenth  Street  Extension  Fund 668 

"        Park  Improvement  Fund ' 669 

"        Personal  Property  Tax  Fund— Overpayments  668 

Police  Contingent  Fund 669 

"                "        Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund 670 

"        Potrero  Avenue  Extension  Fund 670 

"        Pound  Fee  Fund 670 

"        Public  Building  Fund  for  Erection  of  Municipal  Buildings 670 

"        Robinson  Bequest  Fund  and  Interest  Funds 670 

"        School  Fund— Erection  of  Buildings 671 

"        School  Teacher's  Annuity  and  Retirement  Fund 670 


vi  CONTENTS. 

AUDITORS  REPORT— CONTINUED.  PAGES. 

Demands,  Audited,  Special  Fee  Fund,  Stationery  City  and  County  Officers 671-672 

"  "  "  California     Decisions,       Subscription     to— Printing 

Transcripts  on  Appeal 672-073 

"  Delinquent  Tax  List,    rinting  and  Distributing. ...         672 

Law  and  Motion  Calendar,  Publishing  for  Superior 

Court 672 

"        Street  Light  Fund,  Lighting  Streets,  etc 670 

Demands  Audited -Street  Department    Fund,  Repairing  County   Roads,   Streets, 

"  "  "  "  Cleaning  Streets  and  Sewers,  etc. 67 8-674 

"  "  "  "     Repairs  to  Accepted  Streets,  Cleaning 

Streets  and  Sewers 673 

"  "  "     Fourth  Street  Bridge,  Repairs  to 673 

"  "  "  "     Presidio     Sewer,     Salaries     of    Clerk, 

Foremen,  Keepers  of  Bridges,  etc..        673 
Improvement  of  Public  Grounds  and 
Repairs  to    Streets  Around  Public 

Squares 674 

"  "      Repairs   to    Streets  in    front   of  City 

Property 674 

"        Sinking    Funds — Interest  Accounts,  Coupons  Paid,  etc 670 

Teachers'  Institute  Fund 670 

Total  Amount  of  Demands  Audited,  1896-97 74 

Recapitulation  of  Demands  Audited— Demands  Audited  in  Excess  of  Appropriations.675-685 

Demands  Audited,  Paid,  and  Outstanding  for  Year  Ending  July  1,  1897 686-687 

Treasurer's  Account  with  City  and  County .* 688-693 

Receipts,  General,  Special  Fee  Funds,  etc 688-693 

Total  Cash  Receipts,  1896-97 ....          693 

Disbursements,  1896-97 693-694 

Cash  in  Treasury  at  Credit  of  Funds  and  Accounts,  June  30,  1897 694-695 

Cash  Received  for,  and  Paid  to  the  Stale,  etc 694 

Transfer  Entries,  1896-97 696-697 

Treasurer's  Account  with  State,  Receipts,  Payments  and  1'aliuu'e  on  Hand 698 

Loan  Account,  1896-97 -. 696-698 

License  Exhibit— City  and  County,  etc.—  Amount  of  Licens<  s  sold 699-706 

Police  Court  Fine  Receipts  and  Forfeitures 688 

Poll  Tax  Statement 707 

Tax  Collector's  Account  with  City  and  County  and  State,  lS9(i-!)7 708 

Summary  of   Taxes  Collected  and  Paid  into  Treasury,  1896-97    Dupont  Street 

Widening 708-710 

Taxes  Held  under  Protest  by  the  late  Alex.  Austin,  ex-Tax  Collector. 

Apportionment  of  Taxes  Collected  -Recapitulation  of  Collections 711-712 

Bonded  Debt  and  Amount  of  Sinking  Fund,  June  30,  1897 716 


CONTENTS.  vii 

AUDITOR'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Bonds  Redeemed  during  Fiscal  Year  1896-97 718 

Bond  and  Coupon  Accounts— Number  of,  Outstanding 718-720 

Recapitulation  of  Coupon  Account  1896-97,  and  Amount  of  Coupons  Outstanding 

June  30,  1897 719-720 

Bonds,  Special,  Outstanding— Montgomery  Avenue  and  Dupont  Street— Payable 

from  Taxes  on  Lands  Benefited 717-719 

Bonds,  Special  Coupon  Account— Montgomery  Avenue  and  Dupont  Street  Widen- 
ing, Recapitulation 720-722 

Dupont  Street  Bonds,  Prices  Paid  for  Redemption  and  Coupons  Outstanding 723-725 

Assessed  Value  of  Property,  Rates  of  Taxation  and  Delinquency  from  1861-62  to 

1897-98,  inclusive 713-715 

Estimated  Expenditures  and  Revenue  for  the  Fiscal  Year  1897-98— Auditor's  and 

Board  of  Supervisors  Comparative  Estimates 726-739 

Recapitulation  of  Expenditures  and  Revenue  for  Fiscal  Year  1397-98 740-741 

Tax  Levy  for  the  Fiscal  Year  1897-98 742 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH— Report  (James  D.  Phelan,  Mayor;  G.  J.  Fitzgibbon,  M.   D.; 

Henry  H.  Hart,  M.  D.;  John  F.  Morse,  M.  D.;  J.  M.  Williamson,  M.  D.) 877-1031 

Remarks  and  Recommendations  on  the  Reform  effected  in  Sanitary  Requirements, 
Inspection  of  Food  Supplies,  Prevention  of  Sale  of  Adulterated  Milk,  Food 
and  Fruit — Increase  of  Health  Inspectors,  Appointment  of  Veterinary  Surgeon, 
Bacteriologist,  Chemist,  etc.,  Orders  Recommended  for  the  protection  of  the 
Public  Health,  Nuisances  in  Chinatown  and  the  Latin  Qu  rter  Abated,  Bills  to 
confer  Additional  Powjrs  defeated  at  the  last  session  of  the  Legislature — 
Mortality  Reports -Quarantine  Service— Receiving  Hospital  crippled  through 
lack  of  Surgical  Instruments,  Accommodations  for  Insane  Persons  Improved, 
Branch  Receiving  Hospital  Established  and  Two  Modern  Ambulances  Pro- 
vided, etc  877-889 

Members  and  Officers  of  the  Health  Department 887-889 

HEALTH  OFFICER'S  RKPORT  (A.  S.  Love'ace,  M.  D.) 890-948 

Condition  of  Health  Department,  improvements  carried  out  and  progress  made  in 
the  enforcement  of  the  Sanitary  Regulations— Inspection  of  Plumbing  and 

Meat  Supplies  curtailed  owing  to  inadequate  number  of  Inspectors,  etc 890-891 

List  of  Mortality  Tables  Included  in  Report 892-893 

Tabular  Statistics— Alphabetical  List  of  the  C  mscs  of  Death 894 

"  Monthly  Distribution  of  Mortality  from  the  Year  1872-73 895 

Mortality,  Arranged  According  to  Classes,  from  the  Year  1872-73          896 
Estimated  Population,  Deaths  and  Death  Rate  from  the  Year 

1872-73 897 

Mortality  Report,  Showing  Cause  of  Death,  Age,  Sex  and  Na- 
tivity of  Decedents,  for  Fiscal  Year,  etc 898-913 

"            Monthly  Report  of  Deaths  Registered  During  Fiscal  Year  Show- 
ing Age,  Race,  Nativity  and  Locality 914-915 


Tiii  CONTENTS. 

PAGES. 
BOARD  OF  HEALTH  REPORT— CONTINUBD. 

HEALTH  OFFICER'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED. 

Tabular  Statistics — Comparative  Annual  Statement  of  Deaths  Registered  During 

Calendar  Years  from  1886  to  1896  inclusive 916 

"  "  Yearly  Distribution  of  Mortality  from  the  Year  1872-73   by 

Classes,  of  Mongolians 917-918 

"  "  Estimated  Population,  Deaths  and  Death  Rate  of  Mongolians 

from  the  Year  1872-73 918 

"             "           Monthly  Distribution  of  Mortality,  Sex,  Race,  Nationality,  Lo- 
cality and  Ages  of  Decedents 919-925 

"  "  Monthly  Distribution  of  Mortality  from  Zymotic  Diseases 926 

Monthly  Mortality  from  and  Diagram  Showing  Twenty  of  the 

Principal  Causes 927-928 

Localities  and  Monthly  Distribution  of  Mortality  in  Hospitals 

and  Public  Institutions- Violent  Deaths,  etc 929-930 

Comparative  Statement  of  Deaths  from  Diphtheria,  Scarlatina 
and  Typhoid  Fever  from  the  year  1892-93— Diagram  of 

Cases  and  Deaths 930-931 

Monthly    Comparative  Statements    of    Mortality  from  Con- 
sumption from  Fiscal  Year  1894-95,  also  showing  Popula- 
tion and  Yearly  Mortality  from  the  Fiscal  Year  1867-68. .  932-933 
Comparative  Statement  of  Deaths  from  Preventable  Diseases 

from  the  Year  1S87-88 934-»35 

Comparative  Statement  of  Deaths  of  Children  from  All  Causes 
and  Death  Rate  from  the  Year  1890-91,  and  Diagram  show- 
ing Mortality  of  Children  under  One  Year  of  Age 936 

"  Social  Condition  of  Decedents  in  Fiscal  Year  1896-97 937 

Monthly  Statement  Showing  Number  of    Free  Vaccinations 

During  the  Fiscal  Year 937 

Births,  Marriages  and  Deaths  Registered,  and  Population,  from 
the  Year  1871-72— Diagram  Showing  Number  of  Births 

from  Fiscal  Year  1889-1890 938-942 

"  "  Monthly  Statement   of  Number    of    Births,    Sex,    Race    and 

Nativity  of  Parents 939 

"  Number  of  Births,  Marriages  and  Deaths  Each  Month  of  Fiscal 

Years  from  1891-92 (. 940-942 

"  Interments  During  the  Fiscal  Year — Names  of  Cemeteries  and 

Monthly  Interments  in  Each 943 

Disinterinents  and  Removals— Receipts  and  Expenses,  etc 944-945 

Meteorological  0  servations  Taken  at  U.  S.  Weather  Bureau  During  Fiscal  Year. . .  946-947 
Amount  of  Salaries  Paid  in  Hospital,  Almshouse  and  Other  Institutions  by  Health 

Department 948 


CONTENTS.  ix 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH  REPORT -CONTINUED.  PA«I«. 

SECRETARY'S  FINANCIAL  REPORT  (Edmond  Godchaux) 949-950 

Salaries  and  Expenses  of  Health  Department  for  Fiscal  Year. 94» 

Fees  Collected  for  Certified  Copies  of  Births  and  Deaths,  etc WO 

PLUMBING  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT  ( J.  J.  Sullivan) 951-955 

MARKET  INSPECTOR,  REPORT  OF  (Ben  Davis,  Chief  Inspector) £54-955 

Animals,  Poultry  and  Fish  Condemned,  etc 955 

HEALTH  INSPECTORS,  REPORTS  OF  (D.  Fay,  Otto  Luders,  J.  W.  Crowe,  W.  H.  Duren, 

A.  B.  Kinne,  T.  Donovan,  I.  L.  David  and  F.  E.  Benjamin) 956-961 

Complaints  Made,  Disposition  of  and  Nuisances  Abated,  etc 956-961 

BATH  AND  LAUNDRY  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT  (Wm.  H.  Tobin) 962-964 

Remarks  and  Recommendations — Summary  of  Laundry  and  Bath-house  Inspection  952-964 

BAKERY  INSPECTOR  (J.  W.  Cameron) 965 

Examination  of  Bakeries  and  Improvements  made,  Nuisances  abated,  etc 965 

DISINTERMENT  INSPECTORS'  REPORT  (A.  K.  Happersbcrger,  M.  D.,  Richard  M.  Jones).  966-967 
Disinterments  and  Removals  of  Remains  of  Decodcnts,  Names  of  Cemeteries,  etc. .  966-967 

BUREAU  OF  FOOD  INSPECTION,  Report  of  (Jas.  P.  Dockery) 968-978 

Remarks  and  Recommendations,  Result  of  Milk  and  Food  Inspections,  Estimate  of 

Expenses 968-975 

Wagon  and  Milk  Inspection  from  Stations  1,  2,  3  and  4,  Number  of  Gallons  of  Milk 

Inspected  from  November,  1896,  etc 976-978 

CHEMIST,  Report  of  (W.  T.  Wenzell) 979-990 

Analysis  of  Tomato  Catsups  and  Adulteration 989 

"        "  Condensed  Milk  and  Evaporated  Cream  and  their  Constitutents,  Fruit 

Jellies,  Jam  and  Marmalade,  and  Adulteration 981 

Names    of    Firm',    Description    and    Results   of   Analysis  of  Samples  of  Jellies 

Purchased  From 981-989 

Analysis  of  Honey,  Raspberry  Syrup,  Cow's  Milk,  and  results 99« 

CITY  BACTERIOLOGIST.  Report  of  (John  C.  Spencer,  M.D.) 991-  998 

Remarks  and  Recommendations,  Fully  Equipped   Laboratory  Established,  etc..          991 
Examinations  Made  and  Results 992-998 

VETERINARY  SURGEON,  Report  of  (I.  W.  O'Rourke,  D.  V.  S.) 993-99S 

Inspection  of  Dairies,  Catt'e  and  Horses 998 

Remarks  and  Recommendations 994-995 

CITY  CBMETKRY — Report  of  Superintendent  ( J.  0'Kanex 996 

Interments  and  Disinterments 90€ 

QUARANTINE  OFFICER'S  REPORT  (W.  P.  Chalmers,  M.  D.) 997-996 

Vessels  Boarded  and  Examined,  Quarantine  Fees  and  Expenses,  etc 


x  CONTENTS. 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH  REPORT— CONTINUED.  PAGES. 

CITY  PHYSICIAN'S  RKPORT  (A.  P.  O'Brien,  M.  D.) 999-1001 

Number  of  Cases  Attended  to  of  Indigent  Sick,  Nativity  of  Cases  Treated .  .999-1000 

Monthly  Numb2r  of  Cases  Treated  at  County  Jail  No.  1 1000 

Number  of  Cases  and  Character  of  Diseases  Treated  at  the  Twenty-sixth  Street 

Hospital 1001 

ASSISTANT  CITY  PHYS'CIAN  AXD  POLICE  SURGEON'S  REPORT  (Conrad  Weil,  M.D.) 1002-1015 

Introductory  R  marks— Requirements  of  City  Receiving  Hospital,  Establishment 

of  Branch  Receiving  Hospitals  in  Golden  Gate  Park  and  on  the  Water  Front.          1002 

Disposition  of  Cases  Admitted  to  City  Receiving  Hospital 1003 

Cases  Received  and  Treated  at  City  Receiving  Hospital—  Classification  of 1004-1009 

Table  Showing  Number  of  Deaths  in  City  Receiving   Hospital,  Names  and  Causes 

of  Death 1010-1015 

PARK  RECEIVING  HOSPITAL  REPORT  (J.  T.  Stafford,  M.D.,  \V.  W.  Wymore,  M.D.) 1016-1018 

Disposition  of  Cases  Admitted  to  Park  Receiving:  Hospital 1016 

Cases  Received  and  Treated  at  Park  Receiving  Hospital— Classification  of 1017-1018 

HOSPITAL  REPORT  (John  M.  Williamson,  M.D.,  Superintendent  Physician) 1032-1150 

Statistics— Summary  of  Patients  Admitted  and  Discharged— Receipts  and  Expen- 
ditures—Cost of  Subsistence  Per  Diem  for  E«ch  Patient -Total  Expense  Per 

Patient  Per  Diem,  etc 1032-1033 

Remarks  and  Recommendations  as  to  the  Operation,  Conditions  and  Require- 
ments of  the  Present  Hospital  Building 1032-1040 

"        Improper  an'l  Extravagant  Expenditures  of  Repair  Fund 1033-1035 

"        Closing  of  Maternity  Ward  during  Months  of  January  and  February, 

1897,  until  Sewage  was  Reconstructed 1034 

"        Improvement  of   Hospital    Grounds   and    the    Necessity   of   Further 

Improvements 1035 

"        Necessity  of  New  Surgical  Instruments  and  Appliances,  Electric  Bat 

teries,  Medical  Library,  etc.,  being   provided,  etc 1035-1039 

"        Want  of  Proper  Facilities  for  Protection  of  Inmates  in  Case  of  Fire,  etc.          1036 
"        Training  School  for  Nurses— Conditions  and  Labor  Imposed  upon  each 

Nurse,  etc 1037 

"        Hospital  Building  Unfit    for   Use  and  the  Immediate  Necessity  of  a 

Modern  Building  being  Constructed  on  Scientific  Principles 1040 

Tabular  Statistics— Number  of  Patients  Admitted   and  Discharged ,  and   Daily 

Average  Number  for  Twenty-six  Years 1U41 

Number  of  Patients  Remaining  on  First  of  Each  Month,  the 
Number  Admitted  and  Discharged  Each  Month,  and 

the  Monthly  Average 1042 

Sex,    Race,  Nativity,  Age   and  Civil  Condition  of   Decoased 

Patients '. 1043-1048 

"  "  Nativities  and  Occupations  of   Patients 1045-1053 


CONTENTS.  si 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH  REPORT  -CONTINUED. 
HOSPITAL  REPORT— CONTINUED.  PAGES. 

Tabular  Statistics  —Monthly  Exhibjt    of    Births    and    Coroner's    Cases    During1 

Fiscal  Year 1047-1048 

Monthly  Number  of  Medical  and  Surgical  Cases  Treated  in 

Out  Clinic 1053 

' '  List  of  Donations— Names  of  Donors 1054 

"  Number  and  Classification  cf  Medical  and  Surgical  Diseases 

Treated  During  Fiscal  Year. .   1055-1087 

"  "  Number  and  Classification  of  Diseases  of  the  Eye  Treated 

During    Fiscal    Year— Number    and   Classification    cf 
Gynaecological  Diseases  and  Obstetrical  Cases  Treated..  1088-1093 
Mortality    Report,     Showing    Sex,    Cause    of    Death    and 

Classification  of  Diseases 1094-1100 

Diagram  Showing   Population   of    and    Number  of  Deaths  in   City  and   Daily 

Average  of  Patients  in  Hospital  from  1872-73 1101 

"          Showing  Daily  Average  of  Patients  and  Total  Expense  from  1872-73. . .  1102 

"          Showing  Total  Number  of  Cases  Treated  and  Total  Number  of  Deaths 

from  1872-73 1103 

Diagrams  Showing  Number  of  Deaths,  etc.  from  Tuberculosis,  Diseases  of  the 

Heart  and  Circulatory  System,  Pneumonia,  and  from  Cancer,  from  1S72-73.  .1104-1107 

STEWARD'S  REPORT  (Paul  Edwards) 1108-1120 

Remarks  on  Expenditures,  Supplies,  and  Recommendations 1108-1109 

Statistics — Showing  Principal  Articles  of  Subsistence,  Quantity  Used  and  Cost. ..          1110 
"          Expenses  of  Hospital  for  Fiscal  Year,  Showing  Supplies,  etc.  Pur- 
chased and  Cost... 1111-1112 

Showing  Monthly  Expenditures  during  Fiscal  Year 1113-1116 

"          Classification  of  Expenditures,  Showing  Daily  Average  of  Patients  and 

Expense,  etc 1117 

'•          Contract  Prices  of  Articles  Furnished 1118 

"          Comparative  Table  of  Expenditures  from  Fiscal  Year  1872-73 1119-1120 

APOTHECARY'S  REPORT  ( Wm.  M.  Hickman) 1121 

Statistics— Showing  Monthly  Expenditures  During  Fiscal  Year 1121 

"          Drugs,  Surgical  Instruments  and  Liquors  Purchased,  From  Whom  and 

Cost 1122-1124 

' '          Amount  of  Principal  Drugs  and  Surgical  Supplies  Used  and  Cost 1 125 

MATRON'S  REPORT  (Mary  E.  Black) 1126-1129 

Material  Received  -and  Issued,  etc , . . 1127-1128 

Articles  Manufactured  and  Issued,  etc 1129 


xii  CONTENTS. 

BOARD  OF  HEALTH  REPOilT-OoNCLUPED. 
HOSPITAL  RKPORT — CONCLUDED.  PASBS. 

TRAINING  SCHOOL  FOR  NURSES  REPORT  (Mary  Patton,  Principal) 1130-115* 

Remarks  and  Recommendations,  etc 1130-1131 

Statistics  of  Training  School  for  Nurses  from  1892 1132-1133 

Names  of  Graduates — Lectures  Given  by  and  Names  of  Physicians  and  Dates 1135-1140 

Names  of  Lecturers  for  Yearl897-9S 1140 

History  of  the  Founding  of  the  Training  School  for  Nurses 1141-1142 

Diagram  Showing  the  Number  of  Patients  Allotted  to  One  Nurse  in  American 

Hospitals  with  Training  Schools 1143 

Contributions  and  Donations  to  the  Training  School 1144-1145 

List  of  Graduates — Names,  Occupation  and  Residence 1146 

Names  of  Officers  and  Employees  of  the  Hospital 1]  47-1150 

ALMSHOUSE  REPORT  (E.  A.  Reddy,  Superintendent) 1019-1031 

Inmates  Admitted  and  Discharged,  etc 1019 

Nativity,  Occupation  and  Ages  of  Inmates 1020-1024 

Inmates,  by  whose  Order  Admitted,  etc 1024 

Social  Condition  of  Inmates,  etc. — Number  of  Inmates  Admitted  and  Re  admitted.  1024-1 030 

Expenditures  for  Fiscal  Year 1025 

Expense  and  Cost  of  Each  Inmate  and  Emploj'ee,  Average  Number  of  Inmates,  etc.          1025 

Clothing  Made  and  Shoes  Manufactured  (Women's  Department) 1026 

Farm,  Live  Stock,  Acres  Under  Cultivation,  etc 1027 

Receipts  from  Sale  of  Property,  and  Annual  Expenditures— Money  of  Decedents 

Paid  to  Treasurer,  etc 1027-1028 

Remarks— As  to  Appropriation,  Cow  Killed  by  Order  of  the  Health  Department, 
Being  Afflicted  with  Tuberculosis— Improvements  Made— Land  Given  to  Con- 
struct Balboa  Boulevard,  etc 1027-10*0 

RESIDENT  PHYSICIAN'S  REPORT  (W.  E.  Conlan,  M.D.)— Number  of  Inmates  Treated, 

Deaths,  etc. ,  Cost  of  Drugs,  Alcohol  and  Liquors 1081 

CHIEF  OF  POLICE'S  REPORT  (I.  W.  Lees) 403-471 

Introductory  Remarks— Explanatory  of  Statistical  Tables 403-405 

Recommendations— Police  Stations,  Suggesting  the  Purchase  of  Lots  and  Erection 

of  Buildings  tilted  up  to  Accommodate  Officers'  and  Patrol  System,  etc 405-488 

Recommendations — Extension  of  the  Patrol  and  Signal   System,    Four  Patrol 

Wagons  Required  to  Replace  Those  in  Present  Service. . .  408 

Police  Stations  Recommended  to  be  Located  in  Vicinity  of 
Steiner  and  Union  or  Greenwich  street;  alsd  at  or  near 

Golden  Gate  Park 408-489 

"  Harbor  Police,  Steam  Vessel  Should  be  Provided  to  Promote 

Efficiency,  etc 409 

"  Merited  Tribute  to  the  Services  of  Chief  of  Police,  P.  Crowley, 

on  his  Retirement  from  Office 409-410 

Arrests  and  Classifications,  Disposition  of  Cases,  General  Recapitulation,  etc.,  for 

Fiscal  Year...  .     411-481 


CONTENTS.  xiii 

CHIEF  OF  POLICE  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Comparative  Statement  of  the   Number  of  Arrests  and  Strength  of  Police  Force 

from  1866-67 432 

Comparative  Statement  of  Population,  and  Police  Force  of  Nine  Principal  Cities. .  433 

Cash  Received,  and  from  Whom,  for  Keeping  Prisoners  in  City  Prison 458-461 

Value  of  Property  Stolen,  Lost  and  Recovered 435 

Value  of  Property  Stolen,  Lost  and  Recovered  from  Fiscal  Year  1880-81 436 

Witnesses  Subpoenaed  for  Criminal  Courts—Lost  Children  Found  and  Restored  to 

Parents 434 

Unclaimed  Money  and  Property  in  hands  of  Chief  of  Police 437-455 

Police  Stations—Location,  etc 463 

Report  and  Disposition  of  Police  Court  Appeals  for  Fiscal  Year 431 

Members  of  the  Board  of  Police  Commissioners  and  Numerical  Strength  of  Police 

Force 464-465 

Summary  of  Action  taken  by  the  Board  of  Police  Commissioners  on  Applications 

for  Retail  Liquor  Licenses,  and  on  Complaints  against  Police  Officers,  etc 464-465 

Number  of  Lottery  Tickets  (exclusive  of  Chinese)  Seized  by  the  Police 457 

Number,  Character  and  Nationality  of  Incoming  Vessels  Boarded  by  the  Police. ..  456 
Fines  and  Forfeitures  in  Police  Courts  from  Arrests  Made  by  Police,  Cash  Received 

from 462 

Synopsis  of  Number  of  Letters,  Protests  and  Telegrams  Received  and  Acted  on 

by  Police  Department  During  the  Year 465 

Police  Patrol  Wagon  Service— Nuisances  Abated 466-467 

Number,  Names  and  Offenses  of  Fugitives  Arrested  by  the  Police  and  Delivered  to 

Authorities  of  Other  Counties  and  States .  468-471 

CITY  HALL  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT  (James  D.  Phe'an,  Wm.  Broderick  and  H.  T. 

Creswell ;  S  H.  Beckett,  Acting  Secretary) 870-874 

Receipts  and  Expenditures  from  July  1,  1896,  to  June  3«,  1897 870-871 

Payments  Made  on  Contracts  During  Fiscal  Year— Name  of  Contractor,  Description 

of,  and  Amount  Paid  on  Each  Contract 871 

Amounts  Received  and  Disbursed 872-873 

Total  Expenditures  and  Cost  of  New  City  Hall  to  July  1,  1897 , 873 

Contracts  Awarded  and  in  Course  of  Completion— Reference  to 874 

Remarks  on  the  Completion  on  July  12,  1897,  of  the  Tower  Dome,  Description 

and  Dimensions  of  Dome,  etc 874 

Remarks— Building  to  be  Turned  Over  to  Board  of  Supervisors  upon  Completion 

of  Existing  Contracts 874 

CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT  (Harry  T.  Creswell)— Receipts  and  Ex- 
penditures, etc 291-401 

Introductory  Remarks  as  to  Litigation  During  Fiscal  Year,  etc 292-293 

City  Litigation— Condition  of  Cases  Pending  in  the  Supreme  Ccurt  of  the  United 

States... 293-294 


xiv  CONTENTS. 

CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PACKS. 

City  Litigation— Condition  of  Cases  Pending  in  the  United  States  Courts 294-312 

Condition  of  Cases  Pending  in  the  Supreme  Court 312-322 

"  "  Condition  of  Cases  Pending  in  the  Superior  Court.. ; 323-388 

"  "  Condition  of  Cases  Pending  in  the  Justices'  Courts 38S-396 

Opinions  Given  on  Matters  Submitted 397-401 

CITY  AND  COUNTY  SURVEYOR'S  REPORT  (Charles  S.  Tilton) 479-480 

Surveys  Made  and  Certificates  Issued -r> 479 

Recommendations— Extension  of  Co'e  Street,  Army  Steeet  and  Brannan   Street 

Sewers 479-480 

Construction  of  Main  Sewers  South  of  the  Park,  also  Lyon, 
Chestnut  and  Devisadero  Streets  Sewers  to  Outlet  in  the 

Bay 480 

Copies  Required  to  be  Made  of  Block  Books  to  Preserve 

Valuable  Data 480 

COMMON  SCHOOL  REPORT 1153-1201 

Report  of  Superintendent— Remarks  and  Recommendations  (R.  H.  Webster) 1153-1166 

Financial  Review — Deficiency    in  Salaries  of  Teachers,    Estimate  of  Required 

Revenue,  etc 1153-1154 

Mission  High  School  Building— Condition  of  School  Buildings;  Recommendation..  1154-1155 
Comparative  Statement  of  Total  Enrollment  of  Pupils  and  Average  Daily  Attend- 
ance during  the  Last  Two  Years 1155 

Cost  of  Instruction  per  Pupil  in  High,  Normal,  Primary  and  Grammar  Grades 1155 

Increase  and  Election   of  Teachers  in  a  Majority  of  Cases  Unnecessary—Causes 

Therefor 1156-1157 

School  Inspection  —Increase  of  Deputies  Required 1157 

School  Census— Number  of  Children  not  Attending  Public  or  Private  Schools,  etc.  1157-1158 
Teachers'  Institutes — Reference  and  School  Libraries— Legal  Requirements,  etc.  .1158-1159 

Teachers'  Certificates — Time  Limit  and  Requirements,  etc 1159-1162 

Normal  School  Report  (Miss  Laura  T.  Fowler)— Conclusions  of  Superintendent.  1162-1163 
Public  School  Teachers'  Annuity  and  Retirement  Fund  (R.  H.Webster,  Secretary).1164-1166 
Annuity  Fund,  How  Provided,  Administered  and  Qualifications  to  Enable 

Teachers  to  Become  Beneficiaries— Name  of  Annuitants  and  Amount  in  Fund.  1164-1166 

Statistical  Report  (Chas.  B.  Stone,  Deputy  Superintendent) 1167 

Comparative  Statement— Population  and  Number  of  Youth  in  City  in  Years  1896 

and  1897,  etc. f. 1167 

Estimated  Value  of  School  Sites,  Buildings,  Furniture,  Libraries  and  Apparatus.          1167 

Receipts  and  Expenditures 1167-1168 

Schedule  of  Teachers'  Monthly  Salaries 1169-1 173 

Number  and  Classification  of  Teach era'  Salaries  R,ece'verl 1174-1176 

Number  and  Character  of  Schools,  Enrollment  and  Attendance  of  Puj  ils;  Classifi- 
cation... ...1177-1179 


CONTENTS  .  XT 

COMMON  SCHOOL  REPORT-CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

School  Census  Report  for  Fiscal  Year — Comparative  Statement  of  the  Number  of 

Children,  from  the  Year  1888  to  1897,  inclusive 1181 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Number  of  Children  Enrolled  and  Average  Daily 

Attendance  from  Fiscal  Year  1884-85 ,          1182 

Number  and  Classification  of  Teachers  in  Department  June,  1897 ,          1183 

Number  of,  and  Classification  of  Teachers  by  Grades  in  the  Various  Schools 1184-1187 

Qualifications  of  Teachers  in  Department  and  Certificates  Held 1188 

Estimates  of  School  Requirements  for  Fiscal  Year  1897-98 1188 

Names  and  Locations  of  Schools  arid  Description  of  School  Property-  Evening 

Schools 1189-1196 

Realty  Belonging  to  and  Not  Occupied  by  the  School  Department 1196-1198 

SCHOOL  TEACHER'S  RETIREMENT  FUND  (R.  H.  Webster,  Secretary) 1199-1201 

Receipts  and  Disbursements,  Names  of  Annuitants,  etc 1199-1201 

CORONER'S  REPORT  (W.  J.  Hawkins,  M.  D.) 33-81 

Mortuary  Tables— Autopsies  Made  and  Inquests  Held,  etc , 34 

"          Suicides — Nativity,  Causes  and  Occupations. 35-37 

'!          Causes  of  Death  and  Nature  of  Crime  Charged,  if  any 38-39 

Expenses  for  Year  ending  June  30,  1897 33 

Tabular  Statement  of  Property  of  Decedents  and  its  Disposition 40-81 

COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT  (C.  F.  Curry) 145-163 

Introductory — Ordinary  Fees,  Inheritance  Tax  and  Expenses 145 

Deposits  in  Courts  in  Civil  Cases 147 

Number  of  Causes  on  File  in  Superior  Court,  June  30,  1897 146 

Receipts  and  Expenditures 146 

Civil  Actions  commenced  in  the  Superior  Court  during  Fiscal  Year 147 

Court  Proceedings  General  Department  Superior  Court 147-152 

Number  and  Disposition  of  Civil  Actions  Commenced  in  the  Superior  Courts,  1896-97. 

Number  and  Disposition  of  Actions  Appealed  from  Justices'  Courts,  etc , 147 

Naturalization  of  Foreigners.  Number  of  Declarations  of  Intention  made  during  Fis- 
cal Year  —Certificates  Issued  of  Naturalization. 154-155 

Medical  and  Dental  Certificates  Recorded  During  Fiscal  Year.    ...  149 

Marriage  Licenses  Issued 149 

Number  of  Articles  of  Incorporation— Certificates  of  Co-partnership  Filed 148 

Number  of  Notarial  and  Auctioneers'  Bonds  filed  during  Fiscal  Year .  148 

Proceedings  in  Insolvency — Number  and  Disposition  of  Cases 147-148 

Coroner's  Inquests,  etc , 149 

Appeals  from  the  Police  Judges'  Courts 147-151 

Whittier  and  Preston  Reform  Schools— Number  of  Incorrigible  Juveniles  Commit- 
ted to 1S2 

Examination  of  Insane,  Number  of  Persons  sent  to  Asylum,  Nativity,  etc 149-150 


x«w  CONTENTS. 

COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT-CONCLUDED.  PAGES 

Probate  Proceedings,  Superior  Court,  Departments  Nos.  9  and  10 j  53 

Number  of  Estates  and  Amounts  Reported  to  Treasurer  on  Collateral  Inheritance 

Tax 150-lf>l 

Criminal  Proceedings,  Indictments,  Informations  Filed   and  Disposition,  Superior 

Court,  Criminal  Departments,  General  Recapitulation 156-162 

Amounts  Deposited  in,  and  Paid  Out,  by  Order  of  Court 147 

Number  of  Certificates  of  Co-partnership  Filed 148 

Remittiturs  from  Supreme  Court— Writs  of  Habeas  Corpus  Issued 151-152 

General  Summary  of  Civil  Cases  and  Disposition H53 

COUNTY  RECORDER'S  REPORT  (Thos.  J.  Glynn) 6-31 

Introductory  —Remarks  and  Recommendations — Receipts  and  Expenses,   County 

Fee  Rill  Responsible  for  Deficit  in  Receipts,  etc.— Condition  of  Building,  Electric 

Lighting   and  Heating  Apparatus    Required— Additional    Expense    Entailed 

Under  the  Torren's  Act,  etc 26-28 

Tabular  Statement  Showing  Monthly  Receipts  and  Deposits 28 

Instruments  Recorded  or  Filed  During  Fiscal  Year 29-30 

Tabular  Statements  of  Salaries  and  Expenses 31 

Recapitulation,  Receipts  and  Expenses— Deficit 31 

COUNSEL,  SPECIAL,  REPORTS. 
Progress  and  Condition  of  City  Litigation  under  charge  of — 

Fisher  Ames,  Esq.,  Collection  of  Delinquent  Taxes  for  Fiscal  Year  1872-73-74 1202 

Jos.  E.  O'Donriell,  Esq.,"  "  1889-90. 1202-1203 

Alfred  Fuhrman,  Esq.,"                                                           "             1897 1203 

W.  H.  Levy,  Esq.                                                                                          1882-83. ....  1204 

Jos.  P.  Kelly,  Esq.,         "                                                                             1883-84 1204 

Walter  M.  Willett,          "  for  Fiscal  Years  186S; 

1874-82  inclusive;  1887-88  to  1890-91  inclusive;  and  1895-96 1205 

W.  A.  S.  Nicholson,  Esq.,  Collection  of  Delinquent  Taxes  for  Fiscal  Years 1884, 

1885,  1386,  1887 . 1206 

Jos.  E.  O'Donnell.  Esq!,  Collection  of  Forfeited  Bail  Bonds 1203 

Walter  M.  •  Willett,  Collection  of  Bonds  on  Street  Contracts 1205 

DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT  (William  S.  Barnes) 102-131 

Introductory  Remarks 102 

Summary  of  Disposition  of  Cases  for  the  Year  Ending  June  30,  1897— Offenses 

and  Crimes  in  Alphabetical  Order 103-122 

Recapitulation— Cases  Awaiting  Trial  June  30,  1897,  etc 121-122 

General  Recapitulation  of   Disposition   of  Cases,  Petitions  for  Habeas  Corpus, 

Police  Court  Appeals  and  Cases  Against  Incorrigible  Minors 123-125 

Tabular  Statement  Showing  Offenses  Charged  and  Disposition  of  Criminal  Cases 

during  Fiscal  Year 126-131 

ELECTION   COMMISSIONER'S   REPORT  (Registrar  W.  M.  Hinton) 274-288 

Names  of  Members  of  the  Board  of  Election  Commissioners 274 


CONTENTS.  xvii 

REGISTRAR'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Introductory  as  to  Election  held  November  3,  1896— Expenses,  Registration,  Vote 

Polled  on  Proposed  Charter,  etc 274-275 

Expense  of  Office  for  Fiscal  Year  and  of  Presidential  Election  held  November  3, 

1896 276 

Statistics  Showing  Date  of  Elections  on  and  from  June  19,  1878  -The  Character  of 
Election,  the  Number  of  Precincts,  Total  Registration  and  Number  of  Votes 
Cast 277 

Statistics  Showing  Annual  Expenditures  Registration  Office  and  Elections,  from 

Organization  of  Board  March  25,  1878 278-280 

Statistics  Showing  Nativity  of  Registered  Voters,  1896 ' 281-282 

Statistics  Showing  Registration  and  Number  of  Votes  Polled  in  Assembly  Districts 

at  General  Election  held  November  3, 1898-  -Recapitulation ,  283-288 

EXEMPT  FIREMAN'S  RELIEF  FUND  (James  O'Donnell,  Secretary) 634-642 

Introductory — Relief  Extended;  Number  of  Exempt  Firemen  to  Whom  Certificates 

Were  Issued;  Number  of  Survivors,  etc 634-635 

Names  of  Beneficiaries;  Company  to  Which  They  Belonged;  Age  and  Amount  of 

Relief  Paid  During  Fiscal  Year 636-641 

Recapitulation  of  Ex  penditures 642 

FIRE  ALARM  AND  POLICE  TELEGRAPH  (W.  R.  Hewitt,  Superintendent) 610-633 

Alarms— Number  of  for  each  Hour,  Day  and  Month  of  Fiscal  Year 6iO-613 

Signal  Boxes— Number  and  Location —Number  Erected  During  the  Year : 615-618 

Tabular  Statement  of  Number  of  Fire  Alarms  from  Each  Box,  etc 614 

Gongs,  Bells,  Tappers,  Tower  Bells,  Whistles  and  Amount  of  Wire  in  Use,  etc 624 

Employees  of  Department— Names  and  Positions 631 

Police  Patrol  Telegraph — Number  of  Boxes  in  Operation  in  the  Different  Stations. .  619-623 

Location  and  Number  of  Stations — Boxes  in  Respective  Circuits 619-623 

Tabular  Statement  of  Expenditures,  etc . .  632-633 

Extension  and  Improvements— Fire  Alarm  Boxes  Changed  During  the  Year  and 

location  of 625-628 

Fire  Alarm  and  Police  Telegraph  Repair  Shop,  Character  of  Repairs  Made 629-630 

Recommendation  that  Fire  Alarm  Office  be  Located  in  City<Hall — New  Fire  Boxes — 

Appointment  of  Additional  Operators,  etc 630-631 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  REPORT 481-609 

Report  of  the  Board  of  ^Fire  Commissioners  (George  T.  Bohen,  President,  Frank 

G.  Edwards,  Jno.W.  McDonald,  Colin  M.  Boyd,  Joseph  Marshal) 481-485 

Organization  of  Four  Steam  Fire  Engine  Companies  for  Relief  and  Emergency 

Purposes 482 

Copy  of  Act  Fixing  the  Salaries  of  the  Officers  of  the  Department  and  Action 

Taken  Thereunder— Suit  Pending  in  Supreme  Court,  etc 483 

List  of  Members,  Officers  of  the  Board 482 

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xviii  CONTENTS. 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  REPORT— CONTI  UED,  PAGES. 

Officers  and  Employees— Numerical  Strength  of  Uniformed  Force  and  Salaries  of, 

etc * 484-485 

Expenditures  During  Fiscal  Year 483-484 

Valuation  of  Property  Belonging  to  the  Department 484 

REPORT  OF  THE  CHIEF  ENGINEER  (D.  T.  Sullivan) 486-609 

Introductory  Remarks — New  Companies  Organized—  Buildings  Erected  and    Re- 
paired—Hose, Apparatus  and  Horses  Purchased,  etc..  487-488 
•«  "  Water  Supply— Amount  and  Size    of    Pipes    Laid    and 

Amount  of  Pipe  Taken  up  and  Replaced  by  Pipe  of 
Larger  Diameter  to  Afford  better  Protection  Against 

Fire ...   489 

"          Hvdrants— Number  Set  and  Re-set  during  Fiscal  Year. . .          490 
"  "          Fire  Cisterns  Condemned — Number  and  Location  of,  and 

Number  of  Cisterns  Available  for  Use 490 

"          Amount  of   Apparatus  in  Use  -  Condition  of  Houses  - 

Hose  and  Apparatus  Transferred  48S 

"  "          Sample  Room  of  Department — Award   of    the  Scannell 

Medal— Promotions  of  Members,  etc 490-491 

•  «  "          Names  of  Decedents  and  of  Members  Retired  from  Active 

Duty  by  Reason  of  Physical  Disability 491 

'•  "  Losses  by  Fire,  Amount  of  Insurance  and  Amount  Paid  in 

Settlement  of  Losses 487 

«  "          Notable  Fires,  History  cf — Casualties,  Losses,  etc 492-494 

Recommendations— Increase  of  Apparatus  Required— Fire-boat  of  Good  Speed  and 
Large  Pumping  Capacity  Needed— Electric  Telegraph  and 

Telephone  Wires  Should  be  Placed  Underground 494 

"  Companies    Responding  to  Fires  in  the  Mercantile   Districts 

Should  be  Placed  Under  the  Fully  Paid  System 494 

"  Office  of  Inspector  of  Wire  Should  be  Created— Keyless  D  ors 

on  Fire  Alarm  Boxes— Larger  Water  Mains  Recommended 
— Citterns  Should  be  Repaired  and  Reservoirs  Constructed  494-495 
"  Removal    of    Fire    Alarm    Office    to    Dome    of    City    Hall 

Recommended 495 

"                 Engine  House  No.  11  Should  be  Torn  Down  and  a  New  Build- 
ing Erected 495 

"  Lot  Should  be  Purchased  at  Holly  Park  and  a  House  Erected 

and  a  Company  Placed  in  Service ' 495 

Report  of  Superintendent  of  Engines  (J.  W.  Reilly) 496-497 

Apparatus  Received  during  Fiscal  Year,  also  Apparatus  Built  in  City  for  Use 

of  Department— Character  of  Repairs  Made,  etc 496-497 

Report  of  Carpenter  (William  H.  Ayers) 498-500 

Houses  Built  and  Repaired  under  Contract  and  Houses  Repaired  by  Depart- 
ment. . .  498-500- 


CONTENTS.  xix 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Report  of  Plumber  ( Jas.  Byrne) 500-502 

Character  of  Work  Performed— Location  and  Material  Use  1,  etc 500-502 

Report  of  Painter  ( Felix  P.  Desmond)— Work  Performed 502-504 

Report  of  Harnessmaker  (I.  Gurmendez) 505-5C9 

Harness  Made  and  Other  Work  Performed— Stock  on  Hand,  etc 505-509 

Report  of  the  Veterinary  Surgeon  (Wm.  F.  Eagan) 510 

Number  of  Horses  in  Use  in  the  Fire  Department  -Treatment  of  in  Hospital. .          510 
Names  and  Designation  of  Officers  of  Department  and  Corporation  Yard  Employees          511 

Rules  and  Regulations  for  Government  and  Prescribing  Duties  of  Members  of 542-552 

Copies  of  Approved  Orders  issued  by  the  Chief  Engineer 553 

List  of  Employees  and  Location  of  Steam  Fire  Engines  (34) 512-528 

List  of  Employees,  Chemical  Engines  and  Location  (7) 532-534 

List  of  Employees,  Hook  and  Ladder  Trucks  and  Location  (7) 529-532 

Water  Tower  No.  1,  List  of  Employees  and  Location 534 

Monitor  Battery  Companies  (2)— Names  of  Drivers 535 

Relief  Engine  Companies  (4)— List  of  Employees,  Rules  and  Regulations  for  Gov- 
ernment of 535-537 

Tabular  Statement  of  the  Kind  of  Apparatus,  Number  of  Men  and  Horses,  Amount 

of  Hose  and  Duty  Performed  by  Each  Company,  etc.,  for  the  Fiscal  Year 538-541 

Appendix— Monthly  Tabular  Statement  of  Fires  and  Alarms,  Showing  Time,  Date, 
Location,  Character  and  Use  of  Building,  Cause,  with  Name  of  Owner  or  Occu- 
pant, and  the  Loss,  Insurance  and  Amount  Paid  in  Each  Case  for  Fiscal  Year.  564-609 

FISH  AND  GAME  WARDEN  REPORT  (Joseph  A.  Mogan) 1152 

Salary  and  Expenses,  Arrests  Made  and  Disposition,^Fish  and  Game  Seized,  etc...          1152 

FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY  REPORT  (Colin  M.  Boyd,  President) 24-2-273 

Introductory,  Conduct  of  the  Library  and  Requirements,  etc 242-243 

Board  of  Trustees,  Officers  and  Employees 244-245 

RBPORT  OF  SECRETARY  (George  A.  Mullin) 246-248 

Receipts  and  Disbursements  of  Fiscal  Year 246 

Record  of  Delinquents;  Fines  Imposed  and  Amount  Paid;  Volumes  Lost  and  Paid 

for 247 

Statement  of  Expenses  for  Branch  Libraries 248 

Report  of  the  Librarian  (George  T.  Clark) 249 

Introductory  Remarks— Use  of  the  Library — The  Library  Staff— Catalogue  and  Ju- 
venile Department  —Branch  Libraries,  etc 249-252 

Statistics,  Volumes  and  Pamphlets  in  Library  and  Disposition,  etc 253 

Monthly  Statement  of  Circulation  of  Books  in  Library  by  Cashes,  etc 254-257 

Statistics,  Classified  Circulation  in  Main  Reading  and  Reference  Rooms 256-257 

"        Circulation  of  Books  in  Branch  Libraries  1,  2,  3,  4  and  5 258-260 

Examination  of  Applicants  for  Positions— Rules  Adopted  to  Te&t  Qualifications  of 

Applicants 260-264 

Gifts  to  the  Library— Donors'  Names ...  . .  265-273 


xx  CONTENTS. 

PAGES. 

GAS    INSPECTOR    AND    EX-OFFIC1O    WATER    INSPECTOR'S    REPORT- (C.     L. 

Taylor) 82-101 

Expenses  of  Office 82 

Companies  Supplying  Gas  and  Rates  Charged,  etc 82 

Public  Buildings  Lighted  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Co.  and  the  Pacific 

Gas  Improvement  Co 83-86 

Location   of  Gas  Works,  Capacity  of    Tanks,    Average   Specific  Gravity  of  Gas 

Supplied 86 

Electric  Lighting— Use  of  in  Certain  Bui. dings  and  for  Street  Illumination 86 

Candle-power  of  Gas  Furnished  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company 

and  the  Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company 87-88 

Candle-power  of  Electric  Lights  Furnished  by  the  Edison  Light  and  Power  Co 89 

Ga*  Lamps— Amount  Paid  for  Lighting,  Furnishing  Gas  to,  Cleaning  and  Repair- 
ing, etc 

Amount  of  Gas  Used  and  Paid  for  in  Public  Buildings,  etc 90-93 

Electric  Lights  for  Public  Buildings  and  Streets  and  Amount  Paid  Therefor 95 

Water  Supplied  for  Municipal  Purposes  and  Cost— Number  of  Hydrants,  etc 95-96 

Water  Complaints— Number  and  Condition  of  Meters  Tested 97-99 

Recapitulation  of  Expenditures  for  Gas,  Electric  Lights  and  Water 99 

Statistics  as  to  Cost  and  Candle-power  of  Gas  in  Eastern  Cities,  etc 100-101 

INTERMENT   OF    DECEASED    EX-UNION  SOLDIERS   (Edward    A.    Bullis,   Super- 
intendent)          1151 

Interrnents  Made  at  the  Expense  of  the  City  ami  County;  Applications  Received 

and  Action  Taken  Thereon 1151 

JUSTICES'  COURT,  CLERK'S  REPORT  (E.  W.  Williams) 32 

Suits  Instituted  and  Fees  Received,   etc.— Receipts  and  Expenditures 32 

LAW  LIBRARY 475-478 

Librarian's  Report  (Jas.   H.    Deering),   Membership,  Names  of  Decedents ;  Addi- 
tions; Names  of  Donors  of  Works ;  Number  of  Volumes  in  Library 475 

Number  and  Classification  of  Books    Received  During    the  Ytar 476-477 

Receipts  and  Expenditures 477-478 

LICENSE  COLLECTOR'S  REPORT  (Fred.  W.  Lees) 132-136 

Introductory  Remarks ( 132 

Quarterly  Licenses  Issued,  City  and  County,  Municipal 133-134 

Receipts  from  Tax  on  Stock  Certificates 135 

Yearly  Licenses  Issued — Street  Department 134 

Exemption  Licenses,  Issued  when  Sales  or  Income  were  less  than  $600  per  Quarter.  133-135 

Recapitulation 135 

Expenditures 136 


CONTENTS.  xxi 


PARK  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT  (Joseph  Austin,  Irving  M.  Scott,  JohnRosenfeld).  164-241 

Park  Commissioners,  Superintendent  and  Secretary,  Names  o* 164 

Introductory  Remarks  and  Recommendations 164-185 

Vindication  of  Board  of  Park  Commissioners  from  Sensational  Charges 165 

General  Character  and  Progress  of  Improvements  and  Construction  of  Grounds. . .  165-165 

Concert  Valley  and  the  New  Music  Concourse     167-168 

Driveways,  Walks  and  Bicycle  Paths,  Construction  and  Reconstruction  of 168-169 

The  Arboretum  and  Nursery,  Valuable  Collections  in 169-170 

Extension  of  the  Water  Supply  System— Progress  of  and  Work  Done 170 

Additional  Drainage  Facilities  Provided 170-171 

Construction  of  New  Bridge  Leading  to  the  Museum  and  Concert  Valley 171 

Improvement  and  Change  of  Location  of  Big  Tree  Cabin 171? 

New  Buildiner  Erected  for  Electrical  Works 171-172- 

Capacity  of  Pumping  Works  Increased  for  Irrigation  and  Sprinkling  Purposes 172 

Museum  Annex  and  Park  Museum— Condition   of  Collections,  Library,   etc.,   in 

Museum 172-174 

Donations  to  Park  Museum,  Names  of  Donors  and  Description  of  Gifts 174-176 

Exchanges— Natural  History  Department— Fire  Protection,  Etc 176, 

Obligations  Acknowledged  to  Wells,  Fargo  &  Co.,  the  Late  Col.  C.  F.  Crocker,  the 

Southern  Pacific  R.R.  Co.  and  Others 174-176 

Location  and  Number  of  Articles  Belonging  to  and  in  the  Park  Museum 176-177 

Park  Extensions  Recommended  for  the  Southern  and  Southwestern  Portions  of  the 

City— Boulevards .  178-179 

Park  Attractions-  "  Strawberry  Hill,"  "Stow  Lake,"  "  Huntington  Falls,"  "Alvord 

Lakelet"  and  the  "  Recreation  Grounds." 179-181 

Zoological  Department,  Children's  Play  Grounds  and  the  Jap- 
anese Village 182-183 

Park  Museum,  New  Park  Lodge  and  the  Conservatory 184-185 

Band  Concerts,  Police  and  Ambulance  Service 185 

Obligations  Acknowledged  to  the  Pacific  Mail,  the  Oceanic  and  the  Oriental  and 

Occidental  Steamship  Companies 185 

SECRETARY'S  REPORT  (V.  V.  Bloch) 186-291 

Receipts  an  J  Disbursements,   Construe  ion,    Maintenance  and  Miscellaneous  Ac- 
counts     : 186-193 

Bills  Paid  Monthly  During  Fiscal  Year,  Names,  Purposes  and  Amounts 194-216 

Length  and  Mileage  of  Roads  Constructed 216 

Amount  of  Water  Pipe  Laid  During  Fiscal  Year 217 

Loam  and  Manure  Purchas  d  and  Cost 217 

Stock,  Fixtures,  Grain,  Hay  and  Horses  on  Hand  June  3\1897,  Description  of,  etc.  218-223 

Boats,  Stock  and  Fixtures 223 

List  and  Names  of  Animal':  and  Birds,  Description  of 224-225 

Donations  to  Park  Museum,  Donors'  Names,  Description  of  Articles  Donated,  Loans, 

etc ..  226-241 


xxi  CONTENTS. 


PAGES. 


POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  1,    REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  (S.  T.  Kohlman) 137-138 

Receipts  of  Fines  and  Forfeitures  ;  Expenditures 137  -138 

POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  2,  REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  (Harry  Rivers) 139-140 

Receipts  and  Expenditures 139-140 

POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  3,  REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  (James  J    Lynch; 141-142 

Receipts  and  Forfeitures— Amounts  Paid  into  Treasury 141-142  * 

POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  4,  REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF   (P.  J.  Haskins; 143-144 

Receipts  and  Expenditures 143-144 

POLICE   RELIEF  AND   PENSION   FUND  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT  (Robert  J. 

Tobin,  President) 472-474 

Tabular  Statement,  Showing  Names  of   Officers  Granted   Pensions  and  Persons 

Receiving  Allowances,  etc 472-474 

POUNDKEEPER'S  REPORT  (Fred.  A.  Osboru) 289-290 

Receipts,  Dogs  Impounded  and  Redeemed,  Amount  Paid  into  Treasury,  etc 289-290 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT  (A.  C.  Freese) 11-25 

Tabular  Statement,   Value  of  Estates,  Expenses,  Disposition  of  Cash  Received, 

During  the  Fiscal  Year 11-25 

ROBINSON  BEQUEST  COMMISSION  (W.  P.  Sullivan,  Jr.,  Secretary) 4'  2 

Donations  to  Charitable  Institutions,  Names  and  Amounts 402 

SAV  FRANCISCO  BENEVOLENT  ASSOCIATI  ON  REPORT  (C.V.  S  Gibbs,  Treasurer.  875-876 
Receipts,  Disbursements  and  Assets 875-876 

SHERIFF'S  REPORT  (R.  I.  Whelan) 8-M-869 

Fees  Received  and  Paid  into  the  Treasury  from  Superior  and  Justices'  c'ourts  .....  851 

Cash  Received  for  Board  of  United  States  Prisoners , 851 

Statistics— Classification.  Charges  Against,  Number  and  Disposition  of  Prisoners 

Confined  in  County  Jails— Recapitulation... 852-856 

Statistics— Number  of  Charges  Against  Prisoners  Awaiting  Trial  July  1,  1897,  in 

County  Jails  Nos.  1,  2  and  3 852 

Statistics— Prisoners  Committed,  Discharged,  etc 857 

Monthly  Number  of  Inmates  ;  Terms  of 'Sentences ' 858-859 

Offenses  for  Which  Prisoners  Were  Committed 863 

Courts  in  Which  Prisoners  Were  Committed 860 

Occupation  of  Prisoners  Committed 861 

Number  of  Prisoners  Who  Have  Been  Committed  More  than  Once 862 

Number  of  Prisoners  Who  Can  Read  and  Write,  etc.,  Committed  During  the  Fiscal 

Year ...  860 


CONTENTS.  xxiii 

SHERIFF'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Character,  Value  and  Amount  of  Work  Performed  by  Prisoners  on  Count}-  Roads, 

etc 864-867 

Expenditures  of  Fiscal  Year 867 

Inventory  of  Movable  Property,  Furniture,  Tools,  etc.,  in  County  Jail  No.  2 863-869 

SUPERINTENDENT  OF  PUBLIC  STREETS'  REPORT   (Wai.   F.   Ambrose) 779-850 

Introductory  Remarks— Character  of  Street  Work  Performed— Mileage  of  Accepted 

Streets 779 

Disposition  of  Annual  Appropriation 780 

Monthly  Tabular  Statements  of    Character  and  Cost    of    Material    for    Streets, 

Sewers,  Parks  and  Public  Squares 781-847 

Recapitulation  of  Expenditures— Appropriation? 848 

Sewers  Constructed  from  1856— Mileage  of 848 

Recapitulation,  Character  and  Amount  of  Street  Work  Performed  During  Fiscal 

Year 849-850 

TAX  COLLECTOR'S  REPORT  (Jas.  N.  Block) 773-778 

Collections  of  City  and  County  and  State  Personal  Property  Taxes  of  1896  Secured 

by  Real  Estate -Property  Sold  to  the  State,  etc 772 

Real  Estate  Roll,  Tax  and  Amount  Paid  into  Treasury  on  First  and  Second  In- 
stallments  , 774-775 

Personal  Property  Roll,  Tax  Unsecured  by  Real  Estate,  Amount  Paid  into  Treas- 
ury, etc 776 

Percentages  Collected  on  Taxes  of  1896 776 

Additional  Amount  Paid  Treasurer — Dupont  Street  Widening  Assessment — Collec- 
tion of  Previous  Year's  Taxes  and  Percentages,  etc 777 

Recapitulation  of  Collections 777 

Office  Expenses 778 

TREASURER'S  REPORT  (A.  C.  Widber) 743-772 

Receipts  and  Disbursements,  On  Account  of  State  of  California 743 

General  Fund 744-745 

School  Teachers'  Annuity  and  Retirement  Fund 745 

Special  Fee  and  Unapportioned  Fee  Fund 746 

School  Fund 747 

Persinal  Property  Taxes  Unsecured  by  Realty 747 

Street  Department  arid  Park  Improvement  Funds, 748-749 

New  City  Hall,  Library  and  Street  Light  Funds 749-750 

Disinterment,  Police  Contingent,  Exempt  Fireman's  Relief  and  Pound  Fee 

Funds 750-751 

Laguna  Survey,  Nineteenth  Street  and  Potrero  Avenue  Extension  Funds 751-752 

Pacific  Railroad  Interest  Tax  Account,  Coupons  of  School  Bonds  of  1874  and  of 

House  of  Correction  Bonds 752 


xxiv  CONTENTS. 

TREASURER'S  REPORT— CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Duplicate  Tax,  Teachers'  Institute  and  Robinson  Bequest  Funds 752 

Public  Building  Fund  (Erection  of  Hall  of  Justice  and  Morgue  Buildings) 753 

Bonded  Debt— Interest  and  Sinking  Funds 753-756 

Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund,  Personal  Property  Tax  Fund-  Overpayments.          756 
Recapitulation  Showing  Balances  on  Hand  in  the  Various  Funds  on  June  30,  1897.  756-757 

Loan  Account  and  Recapitulation  of  Loans  Outstanding  on  June  30,  1897 727 

Special  Deposits  of  County  Clerks  and  Recapitulation 758-762 

Special  Deposits  of  Police  Clerks  and  Recapitulation 763-764 

Deposits  of  Public  Administrators,  Names,  Amounts,  etc 765-767 

Special  Redemption  Fund— State  and  County  Taxes  and  Recapitulation,  Names, 

Amounts,  etc: 767-772 

Expenses  of  Office  for  Fiscal  Year 772 


APPENDIX   TO   MUNICIPAL   REPORTS. 


COMPILED  BY  JNO.  A.  RUSSELL. 


BOARD  OF  SUPERVISORS 2-  15 

List  of  Members,  Standing-  Committees  and  Officers 2 

Rules  of  Proceedings 3-    6 

Introduction  of  Members  of  Present  Board 7 

Remarks  of  the  Hon.  Adolph  Sutro,  the  Retiring  Mayor,  and  Introduction  of  his 

Successor,  the  Hon.  Jas.  D.  Phelan   7-    8 

Inaugural  of  the  Hon.  Jas.  D.  Phelan,  Mayor 8-15 

WATER  RATES  FOR  FISCAL  TEAR  1897-98 16-134 

Constitutional  Provisions  and  Statutory  Enactments 16-  18 

Statements  Required  from  Companies,  etc.,  Supplying  Water  18-  19 

Synopsis  of  Statements  Filed  Showing  Receipts  and   Expenditures  of  Companies 

and  Persons  Furnishing  Water 19 

Statement  of  the  Visitacion  Water  Company,  with  Recapitulation  of  amounts  ex- 
pended for  purchase,  Construction  and  Maintenance  and  Gross  Receipts  from 

18S4 20 

Statement  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  ^howing  Revenue  and  Expenditures 

for  the  Year  1896 21 

Recapitulation  of  Annual  Statements  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  from  1880, 

Showing  Receipts  and  Expenditures 22 

Taking  of  Testimony  and  Fixing  of  Water  Rates  referred  t  >  Committee  of  the  Whole          23 
•  Certain  Information  desired  by  Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply  with  Com- 
munication from  President  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  in  reference  thereto...          23 
Report  of  Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply,  with  statement  of  the  information 

desired  from  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works 23-26 

Meters  requir  d  to  be  attached  to  Certain  Public  Buildings,  etc 26 

Board  to  meet  in  Committee  of  the  Whole  to  consider  the  matter  of  Fixing  Water 

Rates,  and  Officers  of  the  Water  Company  to  be  notified  to  be  present 26-  27 

Tabular  Statement  of  Amounts  paid  Spring  Valley  Wat  r  Works  for  Water  for 

Municipal  Purposes,  etc. ,  during  the  Year  1896 28 

Board  Resolved  itself  into  Committee  of  the  Whole,  February  10,  1897,  to  investi- 
gate and  judicially  consioer  the  business  affairs  and  Property  of  the  Water 
Company  preliminary  to  fixing  Water  Rates 29 


xxvi  CONTENTS. 

WATER  RATES-CONTINUED.  PAGES 

Further  time  granted  Water  Company  to  furnish  a  list  of  their  Property,  and  a 
roster  showing  names,  duties  and  location  of  its  Officers  and  Employees  and 
the  compensation  paid  each,  and  Officers  to  be  pressnt  at  next  meeting  to 
explain , 29 

Herman  F.  A.  Schussler,  Chief  Engineer,  Extract  from  Testimony  given  on  February 

10,  1897 29-34 

Verified  Statement  of,  showing  the  Operating  Expenses  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water 

Works  for  the  Year  1896 35 

Investigation  resumed  February  15,  1897,  anl  Officers  of  Water  Cooipany  required 

to  be  present  on  February  17,  to  give  information  required  by  the  Board 36 

Verified  statement  fl shewing  the  names  of  Officers  and  Employees  and  the 

Average  Salaries  paid 37-46 

List  of  Real  Estate  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works 47-  48 

Detailed  Information  as  revested,  not  being  furnished  by  the  Water  Company,  the 
Attorney  of  the  Company  stated  the  Company,  by  its  Office,  s,  were  prepared  to 
comply  with  the  request 48 

Board  Resolved  if  necessary,  to  employ  an  Expert  Accountant  to  examine  the 
Books  of  the  Company,  and  an  Engineer  or  Corps  of  Engineers  to  report  upon 
condition  of  works,  etc 48 

Opinion  uf  City  and  County  Attorney  requested  as  to  whether  or  not  it  was  the 

duty  of  the  Board  to  fix  Water  Rate*  during  the  month  of  February 48-  49 

Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply  to  employ  an  Engineer  or  Corps  of 

Engineers  and  an  Expert  Accountant  subject  to  approval  of  the  Board 49 

Opinion  of  City  and  County  Attorney  received  that  the  Board  must  fix  the  Water 
Rates  during  the  month  of  February,  but  the  authority  to  fix  the  Rates  con- 
tinues beyond  the  month  of  February 49-  50 

State  nents  of  Supervisors  Clinton,  Rottanzi  and  Britt  as  to  the  fixing  of  the  Water 

Rates . 50-51 

Herman  F.  A.  Schussler,  Chief  Engineer  of  Company  -  Extract  from  Testimony 

given  February  15,  1897 51-  57 

Market  Street  Reservoir  Property,  Information  furnished  by  Mr.  Kellogg,  Attorney 

for  the  Company,  in  response  to  interrogatories  of  His  Honor  the  Mayor 57 

Herman  F.  A.  Schussler,  Chief  Engineer  of  Company— Extract  from  Testimony 

given  February  23,  1897,  . .  58-62 

Valuation  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works,  Information  given  in  response  to  en- 
quiries by  His  Honor  the  Mayor 62 

Pelham  W.  Ame?,  Secretary  of  Company— Extract  from  Testimony  on  February  25, 

1897,  showing  shares  of  stock  sold  and  amount  rea'ized  therefrom 63 

Herman  F.  A.  Sohussler,  Chief  Engineer  of  Company — Extract  from  Testimony 
given  on  February  23,  1857,  Water  Rights  of  "  Stanford  an  1  Manzanita  Water 
Company" 63-  67 

Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply  appointed  to  examine  the  books  of  the 

Spring  Valley  Water  Company,  for  the  purpose  of  verifying  statements  made. .  67 


CONTENTS.  xxvii 

WATER  BATES— CONTINUED.  PAGES 

Report  of  Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply,  that  a  demand  was  made  for 

certain  statements  which  the  Company  agreed  to  furnish,  etc 67-  68 

Statement  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Company,  Amount  of  Water  drawn  from  Various 

Sources  in  the  Year  1896 69-  70 

Detailed  Statement  of  the  Spring  VaMey  Water  Compjmy  of  their  Several  Pumping 

Plants 69-70 

Detailed  Statement  of  Bonds  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Company  Issued  and  Out- 
standing and  Rates  of  Interest  Paid 70 

Shares  of  Stock  sold  in  1896,  and  Amount  Realized  therefrom  and  used  for  payment 

of  indebtedness 70 

Detailed  statement  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Company  of  the  amount  paid  on  account 

of  New  Construction  and  Permanent  Improvements  71 

Examination  of  Messrs.  Schussler,  Ames,  Col.  Gco.  H.  Ment'ell  and  of  Complain- 
ants   72 

Petition  presented  by  Supervisor   Clinton  for   redaction  in  rates  for  Water,  Gas 

and   Electric  Lights,  Statement  on  Resolution  of 72-73 

Testimony  of  T.  B.  Quinlan,  Adjuster  of    Spring  Valley  Water  Company,  as  to 

the  placing  of  Meters  and  the  reasons  therefor , 73 

Castroville  Lakes  and   Tenibladera  Channel— Chas.    A    Ogden   heard    relative  to 

Water  Supply  from  those  sources  73-  74 

Complaints  of  R.  H.  Stetten,  A.  J.  S.  Perley  and  others  heard 74 

Messrs.  A.  B.  McCreery,  E.  B.  Pond  and  Jas.  D:  Phelan,  opinions  as  to  a  Reason- 
able Rate  of  Interest  on  Stock  of  San  Francisco  Water  Co 74 

D.  T.  Sullivan,  Chief  Engineer  of  the  Fire  Department— Extract  from  Testimony 
given  on  April  ]5,  1897,  as  to  Hydrants,  Mains,  etc.,  their  necessity,  with 
statistics  from  Eastern  Cities 74-76 

Extract  from  Testimony  of  Daniel  Meyer,  A.  L.  Langerman,  Adam  Grant  and  A.  S. 
Baldwin  as  to  what  is  a  reasonable  rate  of  interest  on  the  Stock  of  the  Spring 
Valley  Water  Company 76-77 

Communication  of  John  T.  Doyle  as  to  the  proper  disposition  of  the  Water  Prob- 
lem and  the  solution  of  Existing  Conditions  77-  80 

Communication  from  the  Chief  Engineer  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  in 
response  to  request  to  put  meters  in  certain  of  the  School  Buildings,  also 
in  the  Hospital  and  Alta  Plaza 80-  81 

Communication  from  the  Spring  Valley    Water  Works  relative  to  Eastern  Water 

Works,  their  operating  and  pumping  expenses  and  price  of  fuel 81-  82 

Communication  from  Chairman  of  Water  and  Water  Supply  Committee  to  Spring 

Valley  Water  Works  requesting  certain  information 83 

Communication  from  Secretary  of  Spring  Va!ley  Water  Works,  stating  the  approxi- 
mate income  required  for  the  Fiscal  Year  1897-93 83-84 

Expert  of  Finance  Committee,  Cyril  Williams,  reports  on  the  method  of  keeping 
the  accounts  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works,  and  the  number  and  classi- 
fication of  buildings,  etc 84-87 


xxviii  CONTENTS. 

WATER  BATES— CONTINUED.  PAGES 

Officers  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Company  heard  on  May  15,  1897 87-  88 

Extract  from  Decision  of  Supreme  Court  of  Pennsylvania  as  to  the    rule  for  de- 

tt^i  termining  what  are  reasonable  Water  Rates 88 

Geo.  E.  Booker,  Book-keener  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  Company,  rela- 
tive to  Revenue  derived  from  Meter  and  Fixed  Rates 88-  89 

Spring  Valley  Water  Works  required  in  next  Annual  Statement  to  arrange  names 

of  Rate-Payers  in  Alphabetical  Order,  etc 89 

Address  of  His  Honor  the  Mayor  relative  to  the  Water  Rates  to  be  established..  89-  90 

Report  of  the  Committee  on  Water  Supply  on  the  Rates  proposed  for  the  Fiscal 

Year  1897-98 90-95 

Resolution  of  Committee  on  Water  and  Water  Supply  to  fix  the  rates  as  recom- 
mended    95-99 

Amendatory  Resolution  of  Supervisor  Rottanzi  to  fix  Water  Rates  with  his  re- 
marks and  reasons  for  presenting  the  same 99-105 

Messrs.  M.  B.  Kellogg  and  H.  F.  A.  Schussler  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Works- 
Extract  of  Statements  made 105-106 

Declaration  of  Board  that  in  computing  Water  Rates,  it  will  base  its  action  on 

128,000  Shares  of  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works,  etc 106 

Declaration  of  Board  that  in  computing  Water  Rates,  it  will  base  its  action  on 
allowing  Five  in  lieu  of  Six  per  cent  on  the  Cap  txl  Stock  of  the  Spring 
Valley  Water  Works 107 

Communication  from  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  as  to  the  effect  of  the  so- 
called  "Clinton"  and  "Rottanzi"  Water  Orders  on  the  Revenue  of  the 
Company 107-110 

Remarks  of  S  ipervisor  Dodge  as  to  the  facts  to  be  determined  to  fix  the  Revenue 

to  be  allowed  the  Spring  Valley  Water  Company 110 

Explanatory  Statements  of  Supervisors  Clinton  and  Rottanzi  as  to  the  effect  of 

their  respective  Resolutions  proposing  to  fix  Water  Rates,  etc 111-112 

Action  in  determining  the  Order  in  which  the  several  Resolutions  proposing  to 

fix  Water  Rate*  shall  be  taken  up  and  passed  on 11 3 

Resolutions  introduced  by  Supervisors  Clinton  and  Rottanzi  to  establish  Water 

Rates,  acted  upon  and  defeated 113 

Resolution  introduced  by  Supervisor  Haskins  to  fix  Water  Rates 113 

Amendatory  Resolution  to  Fix  Water  Rates  introduced  by  Supervisor  Dodge, 
with  his  remarks  and  reasons  for  introducing  the  same;  acted  upon  and 
defeated 113-121 

Resolution  introduced  by  Supervisor  Haskins  to  Fix  Water  Rates,  considered 

and  adopted,  et: 121 

Proceedings,  proposed  amendments  to  and  notice  given  by  Supervisor  Dodge  of 

motion  to  reconsider  action  in  passing  the  Resolution  of  Supervisor  Haskins  121 

Statemants  of  M.  B.  Kellogg,  Attorney  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Works,  to  inter- 
rogatories of  His  Honor  (he  Mayor  as  to  whether  the  Company  would  accept 
the  Hasking  Order  and  as  to  the  rate  of  Interest  proposed  to  be  paid  on  the 
Stock...  122-123 


CONTENTS. 
WATER  RATES— CONCLUDED.  PAGES 

Proceedings  in  the  matter  of  reconsidering:  the  Action  of  the  Board  in  pass'ng 

Supervisor  Haskins'  Resolution  Fixing  W  iter  Rates  for  Fiscal  Year  1897-98...  121 -124 

Copy  of  Resolution  No  10,533  (Third  Series),  Establishing-  Water  Rates  for 

Fiscal  Year  1897-98 124-128 

Statement  of  Supervisor  Haskins  as  to  the  effect  of  the  Resolution  fixing-  Water 
Rates  and  the  amount  of  the  Reduction  of  the  Revenue  of  the  Company 
from  Former  Rates,  accompanied  by  Reports  of  Cyril  Williams,  Expert, 
showing  comparative  Reductions,  etc 128-134 

Question  on  motion  of  Supervisor  Dodge  to  reconsider  action  of  Board  in  pass- 
ing the  Resolution  of  Supervisor  Haskins  establishing  Water  Rates  taken 
and  defeated 134 

Declaration  that  Supervisor  Dodge  was  opposed  to  the  passage  of  the  Haskins 

Resolution  establishing  Water  Rates 134 

ASSESSMENT  OF  REAL  AND  PERSONAL  PROPERTY 135-147 

Action  taken,  with  Copy  of  Resolution  adopted,  to  prevent  discrimination  in  As- 
sessments of  Real  and  Personal  Property 135-136 

Standing  Committee  appointed  on  Assessments  of  Real  and  Personal  Property. 137 

Communication  from  State  Board  of  Equalization,  expressing  a  desire  to  confer 

with  Standing  Committee  and  result  of  conference  had 137 

Report  of  Committee  on  Assessments  and  mode  of  Procedure,  State  Board  of 
Equalization  to  furnish  the  data  upon  which  said  Board  acted  in  raising 
the  Assessment  last  Fiscal  Year 137-1SS 

Committee  empowered  to  appoint  an  Expert  to  assist  in  examinations  of  Assess- 
ments; Chas.  Gildea,  Esq.,  appointed 138-139 

Report  of  Committee  on  Assessments,  stating  that  it  would  be  impracticable  this 
year  to  raise  the  basis  of  valuation  of  realty;  also  referring  to  the  action  to 
be  taken  on  Arbitrary  Assessments 139-140 

Copy  of  Section  3,633,  of  Political  Code,  as  to  the  action  to  be  taken  on  Arbi- 
trary Assessments 140 

List  of  Arbitrary  Assessments  filed  h}-  the  Assessor,  Classification  of 140-141 

Requiring  all  parties  having  Arbitrary  Assessments  imposed,  to  file  statements  of 

Personal  Property  owned  or  controlled  by  them  on  the  first  Monday  in  March. .  141 

Assessment  Book  of  Fiscal  Year  1897-98  delivered  by  Assessor,  with  statement  of 

the  valuation  of  Property 141-]  42 

Report  of  Chas.  Gildea,  Esq.,  Expert,  appointed,  upon  the  assessed  Valuation  of 

Real  and  Personal  Property , 142-143 

Certain  Corporations  cited  to  appear  on  July  ?4,  1897,  and  show  cause  why  their 

Assessments  should  not  be  increased 143-144 

Extension  of  Ten  days'  time  requested  from  and  granted  by  the  State  Board  of 

Equalization  to  equalize  Assessments 143-144 

Certain  Persons,  Firms  and  Corporatians  cited  to  appear  on  July  27,  1897,  to  show 

cause  wky  their  assessments  should  not  be  increased...  ...144-145 


xx  CONTENTS. 

ASSESSMENT  OF  REAL  AND  PERSONAL  PROPERTY-  CONCLUDED.  PAGE. 

Persons,  Firms  and  Corporations  cited  appeared,  and  by  themselves  or  their  rep- 
resentatives sworn  and  examined 145 

Report   of    Committee   on    Assessments  as  to   the    comparative   assessments   of 

property  of  the   present  and  prior  years,  etc 145- 1 46 

Board  considered  the  cases  of  the  Assessments  of  Banks  and  other  corporations. .        146 

Report  of  Committee  on  Assessments  recommending  a  mode  for  determining  the 

assessable  value  of  the  franchises  of  quasi  public  Corporations 146 

Action  of  the  Board  approving  the  Assessments  of  Banks,  Corporations,  Mer- 
chants and  Mercantile  Firms  as  made  by  the  Assessor,  etc 147 

Amount  of  Reductions  and  Corrections  as  made  by  the  Board  of  Supervisors  and 

Assessor  on  Assessment  Book 147 

PERSONAL  PROPERTY  ASSESSMENTS,  1S97-98 148-325 

Names  of  Persons  and  Assessments  of  Persor  al  Property  of  $1,000  and  Over 148-324 

Names  of  Chinese  and  Assessments  of  Personal  Property  of  $J,000  and  Over 310-316 

Names  of  Ves;els  and  Assessments  of  $1,000  and  Over 318-324 

Recapitulation  of  Assessments  of  Personal  Property  on  Assessment  Book 325 

Statistics  -Classifications  of  Assessments;  Reduction  Made  by  Board  of  Supervisors, 

Assessor,  etc 325 

PUBLIC  CONTRACTS  AWARDED  FOR  SUBSISTENCE,  SUPPLIES,  ETC 326-360 

Character  of  Supplies,  Contractors'   names,    Prices   and    Dates    of  Expiration   of 

Contracts 326-331 

Material  for  Repairs  to  Streets  an-1  Cleaning  Streets 332 

Miscellaneous  Contracts 332-333 

City  and  County  Contracts  for  Street  Work,  Alamo  Square 333 

General  Supplies  for  the  Fire  Department 334-360 

TELEGRAPH,  TELEPHONE,  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  AND  POWER  COMPANIES 361-379 

Applications  for  Erection  of  Poles  to  suspend  wires 361 

Chief  Engineer  of  Fire  Department  and  Superintendent  of  Fire  Alarm  and  Police 
Te'egraph  instructed  to  furnish  with  report  of  names  of  persons  and  corpor- 
ations having  Poles  and  Wires  on  and  over  the  Streets 361-362 

Representatives  of  Telegraph,  Telephone,  Electric  Roads,  Electric  Light  Com- 
panies, etc  ,  heard  as  to  the  removal  of  wires  and  placing  the  same  in  conduits.. 362-365 

Report  of  Committee  on  Streets  recommending  information  be  required  from 
Companies  having  Poles  and  Wires  on  and  over  the  Streets,  as  to  the  time 
required  to  substitute  Conduit  system  363-365 

Copy  o!  Resolution  requiring  the  Companies  to  give  their  views  as  to  rea?onable 

regulations  to  be  imposed  to  lead  to  adoption  of  conduit  system 365 

Communications  received  from  General  Electric  Company,  Mutual  Electric  Light 
Company,  Sulro  Railroad  Company,  San  Fnincisro  and  San  Mateo  Electric 
Railwr  y  Company  and  the  Southern  Pacific  Company r  68-367 

Franchises  Granted  to  Tele;  raph,  Telephone  and  Electric  Light  Companies  and 

Privileges  Granted  Incidenial  Thereto 368-379 


CONTENTS. 


XXXI 


PAGES. 
P EOPLE'S  MUTUAL  TELEPHONE  COMP AN  Y 380-390 

Telephone  Franchise  applied  for 380 

Conditions  modified  and  Company  to  furnish  all  Telephones  for  City  and  Counti7  free 

of  charge 380 

Application  for  Writ  of  Review  and   temporary  restraining  Order  issued  by  the 

Superior  Court,  City  and  County  Attorney  to  appear  on  behalf  of  the  Board. .  .381-382 

Modification  of  Writ  of  Review,  by  setting  aside  restraining  Order 382 

Proceedings  of  Board.     Award  of  Franchise 382 

Copy  of  Order  No.  3,035,  granting  Franchise 382-385 

Copy  of  Bond  in  the  sum  of  §10,000  filed  and  approved 385-383 

Proceedings  taken  on  Bond  of  $5/00  given  as  required  by  Order  No,  3,062 388-390 

Summary  of  Court  Proceedings  390 

Extension  of  one  year  granted  in  which  to  expend  the  $100,000  required  by  Section 

5  of  Order  ND.  3,035 390 

THE  PHELAN  FOUNTAIN— Completed,  Dedicated  and  Accepted  September  5,  1897.. 391-393 
Correspondence  between  the  Hon.  James  D.  Phehn  and  Board  of  Supervisors,  etc.. .391-392 

Designation  of  and  Description 392-393 

FINANCIAL  EXHIBIT  AND  REVENUE  ORDERS 394-450 

Estimate  of  Wm.  BroJerick,  Esq.,  Auditor,  of  Revenue  and  Expenditures  of  Fiscal 

Year  1897-98 , 394 

Itemized  Statement  of  Revenue  from  Other  Sources  than  Taxation 394 

Communication  from  the  Auditor  calling  attention  to  Decision  of  Supreme  Court 
relative  to  the  Collection  of  Fees;  also  as  to  expenditures  claimed  to  be  under 

control  of  Officers,  etc 395-396 

Instruction  to  Auditor,  until  tax  levy  was  made,  to  audit  Demands  for  Expendi- 
tures on  basis  cf  prior  years'  appropriations 396-397 

State  Board  of  Equalization  -Notice  of  Its  Intention  to  Increase  the  Total  Valuation 

of  Property— Action  Thereon 397-398 

Mayor,  Committee  on  Assessments,  Officers  and  Citizens  heard  by  State  Board  of 

Equalization  in  opposition  to  increasing  the  assessed  valuation  of  property 398 

Statements  made  by  Supervisor  Clinton,  Hugo  Herzer,  Esq.,  Chief  Deputy  As- 
sessor, before  State  Board  of  Equalization  as  to  the  assessments  made  of 

Real  and  Personal  Property 398-406 

Suit  instituted  by  Geo.  K.  Fitch  in  Superior  Court  to  remove  the  Board  of  Super- 
visors for  failure  to  fix  Water  Rates  in  the  Month  of  February,  1897 406 

Suit  Assigned  to  Department  No.  6,  W.  T.  Wallace,  Judge,  for  trial 406 

Trial  of  Suit  and  Decision  of  Court  removing  the  Board  of  Supervisors  from  Office.  .406-410 
Proceedings  taken  by  His  Honor  Mayor  Phelan  and  the  assumption  of  the  duties  of 
Supervisors  by  che  Gentlemen  appointed  by  His  Honor  the    Mayor  and  the 

Governor  of  the  State 410-411 

Extract  from  Minutes  of  the  Gentlemen  appointed  by  the  Mayor  and  Governor,  as 
to  the  forcible  ejection  of  certain  Supervisors  from  their  sea's  and  the  chambers 
of  the  Board  on  September  20,  1897 412 


xxxii  CONTENTS. 

FINANCIAL  EXHIBIT  AND  REVENUE  ORDERS- CONCLUDED.  PAGES. 

Appointment  by  the  Board  of  Supervisors  of  Clerical  Assistants  on  Ejection 

from  their  chambers 412 

Extract  from  the  Minutes  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors  as  to  the  Forcible  Ejection  of 

members  of  the  Board  from  their  chambers  and  rooms  on  September  20,  1897.  .413-414 
Copy  of  Order  passed  by  the  Board  Imposing  a  Municipal  Tax  Kate  of  £1.1854  on 

each  $100  valuation  of  property 414 

Classification  of  estimated  Expenditures  for  Fiscal  Year  1897-98 415-419 

Copy  of  Order  No.  9  (Second  Series),  designating  the  Limit  of  Expenditures  for 

Municipal  Purposes .' 420-425 

Communication  from  State  Board  of  Equalization  Fixing  State  Rate  of  Taxation  at 

51  cents  on  each  $100  valuation  of  property 425-426 

Copy  of  Order  Fixing  Rate  of  Taxation  for  State  purposes ....  426-427 

Copy  of  Resolution  adopting  a  new  series  of  Numbers  for  Orders,  Authorizations 

and  Resolutions 427 

Appointment  of  Supervisor  Britt  to  perform  the  duties  of  Mayor,  and  declaring  ihe 

reason  for  such  action 427-428 

Statement  of  the  Board  as  to  the  action  taken  on  the  decision  of  W.T.  Wallace,  Judge 

of  the  Superior  Court 42S-429 

Appointment  of  a  Special  Committee  with  instructions  to  take  necessary  steps  to 

protect  the  rights  and  privileges  of  the  Board  and  its  members 429-430 

Notification  to  the  Auditor  and  Treasurer  not  to  audit  or  pay  any  demands  on  the 

Treasury  unless  passed  by  the  Board,  the  members  of  which  were  elected  by 

the  people 430 

Assessment  of  Railroads  by  the  State  Board  of  Equalization  and  apportionment  to 

the  City  and  County 430 

Collections  by  Assessor  of  Taxes  on  Personal  property  not  secured  by  realty,  for 

1897-98,  etc 431 

Levies  of  Taxes  for  Municipal  Purposes  as  made  by  the  Board;  also  the  gentlemen 

appointed  by  the  Mayor  and  Governor,  filed  with  the  Auditor 431 

Auditor's  refusal  to  accept  either  levy  until  decision  by  Supreme  Court,  and  his 

reasons  therefor 431 

Writ  of  Mandate  applied  for  to  compel  the  Auditor  to  accept  the  levy  made  by  the 

Board 431-432 

Testimony  taken  by  Supreme  Court,  and  Attorney  s  heard 432 

Argument  of  Mr.  Garret  W.  McEnerney  before  Supreme  Court 432-440 

Argument  of  Mr.  John  Garber,  Attorney,  before  Supreme  Court 440-444 

Decision  of  Supreme  Court  directing  a  Peremptory  Writ  of  Mandate  to  issue  as 

applied  for,  etc 445-449 

Board  resumed  possession  of  Chambers  and  Offices  of  Clerk,  etc.,  on  October  7, 1897 . 449-450 
Declaring  null  and  void  the  proceedings  of  the  gentlemen  appointed  as  Supervisors 

by  the  Mayor  and  Governor  and  ordering  the  same  evpunged  from  Records 450 

Rescinding  the  appointments  made  of  Officers  of  the  Board,  etc 450 

STEVENSON  MEMORIAL  FOUNTAIN 4H-453 

Communication  from  and  action  of  the  Board  in  approving  and  accepting  the  gift.  .451-453 
Inscription  on  and  description  of  the  Memorial  Fountain  and  its  acceptance  by  the 

City  and  County 453 

FINANCIAL  CONDITION  OF  THE  CITY  AND  COUNTY  on  October  1,  1S97 454-455 

VALUATION   OF   PROPERTY   AND   RATES   OF  TAXATION  IN  THE  SEVERAL 

COUNTIES  OF  THE  STATE  FOR  THE   FISCAL  YEAR  1897 456-459 

RESOLUTION  CALLING  FOR  MUNICIPAL  REPORTS,  ETC..  .  460 


ASSESSOR'S  REPORT. 


ASSESSOR'S  OFFICE, 
SAN  FRANCISCO,  July  6,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable,  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series)  of 
your  Honorable  Body,  I  herewith  submit  my  annual  report  as  City  and 
County  Assessor  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

On  July  6th  I  delivered  to  John  A.  Eussell,  Esq.,  Clerk  of  your  Board, 
the  Assessment  Roll  of  unsecured  personal  property  which,  with  the  secured 
personal  property  assessed  on  the  real  estate  book,  amounts  to  $67,013,148, 
and  the  Real  Estate  Assessment  Roll,  contained  in  fifty-four  volumes 
amounting  to  $278,322,285,  of  which  $187,636,545  was  the  assessment 
Bgainst  land  and  $90,685,740  was  the  assessment  on  improvements.  In 
addition  to  the  above  I  also  delivered  four  volumes  of  Indexes  and  fifty-four 
Block  Books  of  Maps  of  all  the  lands  and  subdivisions  of  real  estate  within 
the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

The  assessment  of  personal  property  (secured  and  unsecured)  last  year 
footed  up  $82,251,831,  while  the  Real  Estate  Roll  amounted  to  $275,334,295. 
We  therefore  find  a  decrease  of  $12,250,657  on  personal  property  and  real 
estate,  the  entire  assessment  last  year  having  been  $357,586,126  against 
$345,335,469  in  1897. 

The  receipts  and  expenditures  of  the  office  were  as  follows  : 

RECEIPTS. 

Tax  on  personal  property  (unsecured) §385,611  05 

PollTa* 72,12400 


Total $457,735  05 

EXPENSES. 

Salary  of  Assessor $4,00000 

Salary  of  Deputies  (regular) 24,300  00 

Salary  of  Deputies  (extra) 74,097  21 

Rolls,  Stationery,  Block  Books,  etc 2,879  31 

Horse  and  buggy  hire 631  00 

Telephone  service 99  82 

Subscription  to  papers 25  00 


Total $106,03234 

1 


2  ASSESSOR'S   REPORT. 

I  herewith  submit  for  your  inspection  a  copy  of  my  annual  report  to  the 
Surveyor-General   of  this  State,   with  the  statistics  of  the  mechanical  and 
manufacturing  interests  of  this  City  and  County. 
Very  respectfully, 

JOHN  D.   SIEBE, 
Assessor  of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 


ASSESSOR'S     STATISTICAL      REPORT     OF      THE      MECHANICAL 
AND    MANUFACTURING    INDUSTRIES 

OF  THE  CITY  AND  COUNTY  OF  SAN  FRANCISCO  FOR  THE  FISCAL   YEAR  ENDING 

JUNE  30.  1897. 


AGRICULTURAL  IMPLEMENT  MANUFACTORIES- 1. 

Men  employed 25    |    Value  of  manufactures 


Men  employed. 


AIR  COMPRESSOR  MANUFACTORIES-2. 

25    |    Value  of  manufactures. 


$40,000 


$150,000 


Men  employe!. 


ARTIFICIAL  STONE  MANUFACTORIES-20. 

200    |    Value  of  manufactures . 


ARCHITECTURAL  IRON  MANUFACTORIES-?. 

Men  employed 65    |    Value  of  manufactures 


Men  employed. . 


AXLE  GREASE  MANUFACTORIES-4. 
20    |    Value  of  manufactures , 


BAG  MANUFACTORIES  (Jute  and  Hemp)-- 3. 
Men  and  boys  employed 160    I    Value  of  manufactures, 

BAG  MANUFACTORIES  (Paper)-!. 
Men  and  boys  employed 10    |    Value  of  manufactures 

BARREL  MANUFACTORIES-20. 

Men  and  boys  employed 350    |    Value  of  manufactures .  J 

BARBED  WIRE  AND  WIRE  NAIL  FACTORY-1. 
Men  and  boys  employed 75    I    Value  of  manufactures 

BEDDING  AND  UPHOLSTERING  FACTORIES-14. 
Men  employed 150    |    Value  of  manufactures 


$150,000 


$50,000 


§590,000 


$40,000 


$575,000 


$110,000 


$300,000 


ASSESSOR'S   REPORT. 

BED  SPRING  MANUFACTORIES-  -2. 

Men  employed 25    I    Value  of  manufactures . 


BELLOWS  MANUFACTORIES-2. 

Men  employed 10    |    Value  of  manufactures. ...'. 820,000 

BELTING  MANUFACTORIES-5. 

Men  and  boys  employed 30    1    Value  of  manufactures $140,000 

BILLIARD  TABLE  MANUFACTORIES— 2. 

Men  and  boys  employed 10    [    Value  of  manufactures $20,000 

BOAT  BUILDERS-12. 

Men  employed 60    |    Value  of  naanufactures $40,000 

BOOK  BINDERIES-18. 


Men  ,women  and  boys  (white)  employed  600 

Chinese  employed 150 


Value  of  manufactures §1,500,000 


BRASS  FOUNDRIES-8. 
Men  and  boys  employed 350    [    Value  of  manufactures $700,000 

BOX  MANUFACTORIES  (Cigar)-5. 

Men,  boys  and  girls  (white)  employed.  55    I    Value  of  manufactures 860,000 

Chinese  employed 50    |    Value  of  manufactures 15,000 

BOX  MANUFACTORIES  (Paper)— 5. 
Men,  boys  and  girls  employed] 200    |    Value  of  manufactures $150, 000 

BOX  MANUFACTORIES  (Wooden)-5. 
Men  and  boys  employed 300    |    Value  of  manufactures $550,000 

BREWERIES-27. 


Men  employed 750 

Hops  consumed  yearly,  pounds 600,000 

Barley  consumed  yearly,  tons 23,000 


Beer  manufactured,  barrels 562,000 

Aggregate  value  of  product $2,750,000 


BROOM  MANUFACTORIES-  5 
Men  and  boys  employed 100    I    Value  of  manufactures $125,000 

BRUSH  MANUFACTORIES-7. 

Men  and  boys  employed 30    |   Value  of  manufactures $75,000 

CANDLE  MANUFACTORIES-2. 
Men,  boys  and  girls  employed 40    |   Value  of  manufactures $40,000 


4  ASSESSOR'S   REPORT. 

CARRIAGE  AND  WAGON  MANUFACTORIES-47. 

Men  and  boys  employed 300    |    Value  of  manufactures $250,000 

COFFEE.  SPICE  AND  CHOCOLATE  FACTORIES-24. 
Men,  boys  and  girls  employed 400    |    Value  of  manufactures $2,250,000 

CONFECTIONERY  MANUFACTORIES-  20. 

Men,  boys  and  girls  employed 400    |    Value  of  manufactures $700,000 

CIDER  MANUFACTORIES-3. 

Men  employed 8    |    Value  of  manufactures $7,500 

CIGAR  MANUFACTORIES-300. 

Men,  women    and    boys     employed  |    Cigars  manufactured 50,731,500 

(white) 200    I    Value  of  manufactures ...  $1,500,000 

Chinese  employed 500    '    Cigarettes  manufactured 8,279,500 

CRACKER  MANUFACTORIES-3. 

Men  and  boys  employed 175    I    Value  of  manufactures $700,000 

CAR   MANUFACTORIES-2. 

Men  employed 80    I    Value  of  manufactures $100,000 

CHEMICAL  WORKS-9. 

Men  employed 100    |    Value  of  manufactures §1,200,000 

CLOTHING  MANUFACTORIES-28. 

Men,   women     and    boys    employed  I    Chinese  employed 300 

(white) 700    !    Value  of  manufactures $1,000,000 

COPPERSMITHS-3. 

Men  and  boys  employed 30    |    Value  of  manufactures $75,000 

CORDAGE  AND  ROPE  FACTORY-1. 

Men,  boys  and  girls  employed 250    |    Value  of  manufactures $500,000 

CLOAK    MANUFACTORIES-34. 

Women  employed 750    |    Value  of  manufactures $400,000 

COFFIN  MANUFACTORIES-2. 

Men  and  boys  employed. 50    I    Value  of  manufactures. .  .f. $100,000 

CUTLERY  MANUFACTORIES— 4. 

Men  employed 25    |    Value  of  manufactures $27-500 

DRY  DOCKS  (Floating)— 2. 

Men  employed 60    I    Capacity  of  docks-lst,  4,500  tons;  2d, 

2,000  tons... 6,500 


ASSESSOR'S  REPORT. 


DRY  DOCKS  (Stone)-l. 


Length  of  excavation  in  rock,  feet  ....  490 

Width  of  top,  feet 120 

Capacity  of  length 425 


Capacity  of  drawing,  feet 22 

Capacity  of  pumps  for  cleaning  per 

hour,  cubic  feet 326,316 

Total  cost  of  work $675,000 


ELECTRIC  MACHINE  WORKS— 3. 

Men  employed 120    |    Value  of  manufactures $100,000 

ELECTRIC  LIGHTING  COMPANIES  -4. 


Men  and  boys  employed 400 

Number  of  incandescent  lights 90,000 

Number  of  arc  lights 3,300 


Horsepower  and  motors 1,300 

Coal  used  annually,  tons 35,000 

Value  of  manufactures §1,000,000 


ELECTRIC  SUPPLY  MANUFACTORIES-15. 

Men  employed .  120    |    Value  of«manufactures $250,COO 

ELEVATOR  MANUFACTORIES-2. 

Men  and  boys  employed 80    |    Value  of  manufactures $150,000 

FERTILIZER  MANUFACTORIES-3. 

Men  and  boys  employed 75    I    Value  of  manufactures $325,000 

FIRE  WORKS  MANUFACTORIES-1. 

Men  and  boys  employed 15    |    Value  of  manufactures $25,000 

FLOUR,  FEED  AND  MEAL  MILLS-9. 

Men  and  boys  employed 235    |    Value  of  manufactures $2,000,000 

FOUNDRIES  AND  MACHINE  WORKS-40. 
Men  and  boys  employed 3,500    |    Value  of  manufactures §4,000,000 

FRINGE  MANUFACTORIES-4. 
Men  and  women  employed 125    I   Value  of  manufactures $140,000 

FRUIT  CANNING  AND  PRESERVING  FACTORIES— 9. 

Men,  women  and  boys  employed 2,000    |    Value  of  vegetables,  fruits  and  meats.  $2,500,000 

FUR  MANUFACTORIES-5. 
Men  and  women  employed 100    |    Value  of  manufactures  , $300,000 

GAS  WORKS-2. 
Men  employed 600    I    Value  of  manufactures $1,750,000 

GAS   ENGINE    WORKS-2. 

Men  employed 80    |    Value  of  manufactures $75,000 


6  ASSESSOB'S   REPORT. 

GLASS  WORKS  -1. 
Men  and  boys  employed 175    I   Value  of  manufactures $1,300,000 

GLASS  STAINING,  CUTTING  AND  BENDING  WORKS-4. 

Men  and  boys  employed 45    |   Value  of  product $135,000 

GLOVE    MANUFACTORIES-12. 

Men,  boys  and  women  employed 400    |    Value  of  manufactures $450,000 

GLUE  MANUFACTORIES- 1. 

Men  and  boys  employed 8    I    Value  of  manufactures $10,000 

GLYCERINE  MANUFACTORIES-1. 
Men  employed 10    |    Value  of  product ...      $25,000 

HARNESS  MANUFACTORIES-30. 

Men  and  boys  employed 250    I    Value  of  manufactures $425,000 

HAT  AND  CAP  MANUFACTORIES-8. 
Men  and  women  employed    125    |   Value  of  manufactures $400,000 

ICE  MANUFACTORIES -3. 

Men  employed 40    |   Value  of  product $100,000 

INK  AND  MUCILAGE  MANUFACTORIES-1. 

Men  employed 14    |    Value  of  product $4?,000 

IRON  FENCE  MANUFACTORIES-4. 

Men  and  boys  employed 20    |    Value  of  manufactures $25,000 

JAPANNING    AND    GALVANIZING  FACTORIES-3. 
Men  and  boys  employed 40    |    Value  of  manufactures $110,000 

JEWELRY  AND  SILVERWARE  MANUFACTORIES-19. 
Menemployed 150    |    Value  of  manufactures $750,000 

LAUNDRIES  (White,  125;  Chinese,  165)-290. 
Men,  women  and  boys  employed 1,500    |    Chinese  employed... v P50 

LAST  MANUFACTORIES-2. 
Menemployed 10    |    Value  of  manufactures $12,000 

LEAD  PIPE  AND  SHOT  FACTORY-1. 

Menemployed 50    |    Value  of  manufactures $500,000 

LINSEED  OIL  WORKS-1. 

Men  employed 55    |    Value  of  product $150,000 


ASSESSOR'S   REPORT.  7 

MACARONI  AND  VERMICELLI  FACTORIES-10. 
Men  and  boys  employed 120    |    Value  of  product $125,000 

MALT  HOUSES-4. 

Men  employed ,  60    |    Value  of  manufactures $500,000 

MARBLE  WORKS-20. 
Men  and  boys  employed 70    |    Value  of  product $125,000 

MATCH  FACTORIES- 2. 

Men  and  boys  employed 60    j    Value  of  manufactures $40,000 

MILLINERY  MANUFACTORIES -109. 
Women  employed 700    |    Value  of  product 


MUSICAL  INSTRUMENT  MANUFACTORIES— 10. 

Men  and  boys  employed 50    |  .Value  of  manufactures $55,000 

NEATSFOOT  OIL  MANUFACTORIES-1. 
Men  employed 5    |   Value  of  manufactures $5,000 

OAKUM  MANUFACTORIES— 1. 
Men  employed 20    |    Value  of  product $15,000 

PAINT    MANUFACTORIES -6. 
Men  employed 60    I    Value  of  product $550,000 

PICTURE    FRAME    MANUFACTORIES-6. 

Men  and  boys  employed 200    I    Value  of  product $150,000 

PUMP,  AND  PUMPING  MACHINERY  MANUFACTORIES-?. 

Men  employed 40    |    Value  of  product $160,000 

PROVISION  PACKING  HOUSES-3. 
Men  employed 400    |    Value  of  product $1,800,000 

ROLLING  MILLS— 1. 
Men  employed ; 350    |    Value  of  product $600,000 

RUBBER  MANUFACTORIES-3. 

Men  employed 25    |    Value  of  manufactures $45,000 

RUBBER  STAMP  MANUFACTORIES-?. 
Men  and  boys  employed 35    |    Value  of  product $35,000 

SAFE  AND  VAULT  WORKS-4. 

Me .1  employed 15    1   Value  of  manufactures $40,000 


8  ASSESSOR'S   REPORT. 

SAW  AND  PLANING   MILLS- 10. 
Men  and  boys  employed 300    |    Value  of  product §400,000 

SHIRT  MANUFACTORIES-40. 

Men,  women  and  boys  employed 800    I    Value  of  manufactures §1,200,000 

Chinese  employed 1,000    I 

SAW  MANUFACTORIES-12. 
Men  employed 40    |    Value  of  manufactures $125,000 

SASH,  DOOR  AND  BLIND  FACTORIES-10. 

Men  and  boys  employed 200    |    Value  of  manufactures $300,000 

SHIP  YARDS-6. 

Men  employed 400    |    Value  of  product $1,000,000 

SALT  WORKS-4. 

Men  and  boys  employed 50    |    Value  of  product $100,000 

SOAP  FACTORIES-10. 

Men  employed 75    I    Value  of  manufactures $300,000 

Soap  made  annually,  pounds 9,000,090    I 

SODA-WATER  WORKS-7. 
Men  employed. ...   50    I     Value  of  manufactures $65,000 

SOLDER  AND  BABBITT  WORKS-3. 

Men  employed 35    |    Value  of  manufactures $80,000 

SHOW-CASE  FACTORIES-3. 

Men  smployed 10    |    Value  of  product $12,000 

SUGAR  REFINERIES-1. 

Men  and  boys  employed 83')    I    Sugar  (yellow)  made,  pounds 12,886,050 

Sugar  (raw)  used,  pounds 368,379,889    I    Syrup  made,  gallons 621,740 

Sugar  (white)  made,  pounds 338,434,435    I    Value  of  manufactures $14,211,516 

c 

SYRUP  AND  CORDIAL  FACTORIES-4. 

Men  employed 25    |    Value  of  manufactures $25,000 

TANNERIES.   HIDES-20. 

Men  employed 200    |   Value  of  manufactures $900,000 


ASSESSOR'S   REPORT.  9 

TANNERIES  OF  SHEEP  SKIN3-3. 
Men  employed 90    |    Value  of  product §150,000 

TINWARE  AND  TIN-CAN  FACTORIES-8. 

Men  and  boys  employed -        1,000    |    Value  of  manufactures $1,750,000 

TRUNK  MANUFACTORIES -2. 

Men  and  boys  employed 50    |    Value  of  product #115,000 

TYPE  FOUNDRIES-4. 

Men  employed 103    I    Value  of  manufactures $50,000 

TANK    FACTORIES-2. 

Menemployed, 25    I    Value  of  product $30,000 

VARNISH  MANUFACTORIES-5. 

Menemployed 8    I    Value  of  manufactures $50,OCO 

VENEERING    FACTORIES-1. 
Menemoloyed 30    |    Value  of  product $50,COO 

VINEGAR  AND  PICKLE  FACTORIES-9. 
Men  and  boys  employed 100    |    Value  of  manufactures1 $135,000 

WHITE  LEAD  MANUFACTORIES-^ 

Men  employed 55    |    Value  of  manufactures $275,000 

WINDMILL  MANUFACTORIES— 3. 

Menemployed 20    I    Value  of  manufactures $12,000 

WIRE  AND  WIRE-ROPE  MANUFACTORIES-1. 

Men  employed 75    |    Value  of  manufactures $340,000 

WILLOW  AND  WOODEN  WARE  MANUFACTORIES-2. 

Men  employed. 25    ]    Value  of  manufactures 


WOOLEN  MILLS— 1. 
Men,  women  and  boys  employed 125   |    Value  of  product 

WHIP  FACTORIES-1. 

Men,  women  and  boys  employed 5    |    Value  of  manufactures $12,503 


10  ASSESSOR'S  REPORT. 

WOOD  TURNING  AND  CARVING  MANUFACTORIES-?. 

Men  and  women  employed 100    |    Value  of  product $85,000 

WATER-WHEELS    MANUFACTORIES-1, 

Men  employed 55    i    Value  of  manufacture $275,000 

WOMEN  AND  CHILDREN'S  UNDERWEAR  MANUFACTORIES-15. 

Women  employed 150    I    Value  of  product $160,000 

Chidece  employed 500    | 

WOOL  SCOURING  AND  GRADING  HOUSES- 6. 

Men  and  women  employed 300    I    Wool  scoured,  pounds 12,000,000 

Wool  produced,  pounds 35,000,000    I    Value  of  product $1,200,000 


REPORT 


PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR. 


FISCAL  YEAK  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


SAN  FJRANCISCO,  July  1,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN  :  A.  C.  FREESE,  Public  Administrator  of  the  City  and  County 
of  San  Francisco,  respectfully  makes  this  return  of  all  estates  of  decedents 
which  have  come  into  his  hands  for  the  twelve  months  ending  June  30, 

1897. 

A.  C.  FKEESE, 

Public  Administrator. 


12 


PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT, 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  Last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 
ministrator   

1896. 
July  1  
July  1  

James  Keleher  
Edward  Sproul    .        .         

$80  63 
1  049  61 

§80  68 
1,025  11 

$310  00 

July  1  

Michael  Bray                                

385  97 

385  97 

251  25 

July  1  

Orrick  W    Marye     .                  

13  377  98 

11,770  48 

254  15 

July  13 

Kate  Calla<>-han              

1  789  81 

1,78-2  81 

187  00 

July  13. 

George  Shaw                       

360  55 

360  55 

246  50 

July  13 

135  71 

44  63 

July  16 

Mayne  Worrall       

588  17 

322  67 

147  60 

July  16 

Albert  Grutter    

604  ^0 

604  20 

225  00 

July  16 

Aug.  11 

Edward  Sheehan    

1  03''  00 

1,032  00 

60  00 

Aug.  11 

370  35 

316  70 

75  00 

Auo-.  11      . 

S.  W  Lindshbor^,  alias  

50  40 

50  40 

7  50 

Au°    1L 

181  22 

31  50 

Aug.  11    . 

Oscar  J  Petersen         

209  53 

209  53 

150  50 

Auo-   14 

R  H  Minor 

323  77 

Aug.  18  .... 
Aug.  18  ... 
Aug.  18  .  . 

Henry  Wasmund    
Valentine  Schwartz  
AnJro  Gallo     .... 

51  50 
904  01 
491  04 

51  50 
904  01 
491  04 

45  00 
177  95 
96  50 

Aug.  18  .  . 

Maria  Scott  

489  07 

461  57 

184  35 

Aug.  18  ... 
Auo-   18 

Patrick  Conroy  

266  00 
112  75 

140  00 
112  75 

121  00 

Aug.  18  .... 
Aug  18 

Bernhard  Lighthold  
Albert  Morath  

38  02 
161  S3 

52 
61  83 

50  00 

Aug  18 

120  00 

120  00 

82  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


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ADMINISTERED. 


Vtvs  and  Expenses  Paid 

by  Administrator  

: 

Mai  a  nee  Cash  in  Hands 
of  Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  Withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

|f 

g* 

P 
If 

•  P 

;  a 
•  P. 

Money  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estates  of  De- 
cedents   

Property,  Exclusive  of 
Money,  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Distributed  to  Heirs.  .  .  . 

$33  15 

$47  53 

144  97 

570  14 

$24  50 

89  53 

845  19 

1  400  0'' 

3  116  31 

1  607  50 

7  000  00 

209  89 

1,385  92 

75  08 

38  97 

42  20 

48  83 

1-74  67 

315  90 

128  44 

250  76 

13  00 

163  70 

808  30 

98  5S 

196  77 

31  65 

11  25 

11  50 

9Q  00 

149  72 

42  90 

16  13 

9  50 

323  77 

6  50 

147  84 

578  22 

92  67 

301  87 

111  18 

193  54 

26  50 

196  00 

35  15 

77  60 

10  50 

37  50 

7  18 

4  65 

100  00 

38  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate,  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

iiai 

gSsSE. 

!;^l 

:  g|l| 

;  stir 
;  £(J  * 

1896. 
Aug  18 

Philip  Marks  ...                         

$1,024  74 

$1,024  74 

Aug  18 

Patrick  B.  Derby 

1,123  11 

1,123  11 

$32  00 

Aug.  24  .... 

Henry  Hohndorf  
Ulrich  Stedler 

5,314  21 
608  56 

3,564  21 
60S  56 

557  90 

1  785  00 

Sept.  4  
Sept    4 

Elizabeth  Delehanty  
Maria  J.  G.  Ingerson,  alias  

157  00 

7  00 

Sept   11 

Balbina  Israel 

Sept    11 

Charles  H  Pollard 

Sept    11 

Sept  11 

130  20 

130  20 

Philip  Collam 

Michele  Wolff 

Sept    11 

414  74 

414  74 

508  59 

508  59 

Sept   16 

John  H  Franklin 

119  13 

119  13 

Sept    16 

73  86 

73  86 

Sept    22 

Due  Bow  .... 

975  18 

875  18 

736  05 

Sept.  22.... 

Lizzie  Clark  

1,574  59 

1,574  59 

122  00 

Sept    23 

Alexander  Pennie 

568  53 

568  53 

52  50 

Sept    24 

John  F  O'Neill 

2,412  00 

112  00 

53  60 

Sept    26 

Joseph  Kolb  

VOO  00 

Sept    30 

Carl  J   Swensen  

2,342  59 

2,342  59 

Oct    1 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


15 


ADMINISTERED- CONTINUED. 


*! 
II 

Balance  Cash  in  Hands 

of  Administrator  

1 

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and 
County  Treasury  

Money  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  De- 
posit and  Trust  Com- 
pany to  Credit  of  Es- 
tates of  Decedents.  .  .  . 

_  
Property  Exclusive  of 

Money  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Distributed  to  Heirs.... 

$169  99 

$855  45 

204  70 

^886  41 

603  68 

$2  95 

4,14968 

149  83 

458  73 

38  26 

$1,785"00 

19  00 

150  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

48  66 

81  54 

3  00 

1  00 

85  28 

329  46 

81  35 

427  24 

21  00 

47  34 

71  79 

32  27 

41  59 

7  00 

132  13 

100  00 

197  63 

1,254  96 

137  60 

378  43 

84  60 

9  300  00 

26  22 

j 

700  00 

284  63 

9  057  96 

1  00 

...     .  . 

I 

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PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  BEPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate,  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Wone  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  Last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 
ministrator   

1898. 
Oct    1 

Judith  Prudhon 

89  15 

89  15 

Oct    1 

Pierre  Petrissant 

Oct   1 

Celina  Bouolet  .   . 

Oct.  6  

Elizabeth  Sheils  

3,265  85 

3,246  35 

156  00 

Oct    6 

Erick  Carlson 

223  45 

223  45 

9-7    CO 

Oct    6 

Simon  M    Finn 

3,061  11 

2  054  11 

045  75 

Oct    6 

John  Kinney              .... 

200  22 

197  72 

104  50 

Oct    6 

Paul  Hoerlwer 

116  38 

111  38 

94  50 

Oct.  6  
Oct    6 

David  Canepa  
John  De  Lacv. 

3,181  08 

1,981  08 

512  75 

Oct    9 

Fanny  Speer 

97  10 

07  10 

Oct    14 

Anna  Dittes 

Oct    15 

Jesse  Mav 

43  59 

12  90 

Oct.  15..... 
Oct.  20.     . 
Oct    2'? 

Frank  Musil  
Jemima  Cong-don  
John  S.  Little 

560  00 
4  575  00 

Oct    22 

Dorothea  Horstmann  .            .... 

Oct.  22  
Oct.  29..... 
Nov.  ?  
Nov  5 

Paul  Emil  Hestres  
W.  L.  Hopkins  
Hans  Theodor  Hansen     
Irad  B.-  Coldwell  

3-19  00 
925  22 
307  10 
7,281  38 

75  00 
925  22 
307  10 
t  555  75 

J33  85 
70  00 

Nov   5 

Walter  E.  Miller  

M?  30 

Nov.  9 

Thomas  Post  Warren  .     ... 

Nov.  16 
Nov.  16  .   . 

Thomas  Jones  
Philip  E.  Bergthold  

145  45 
484  00 

115  45 
434  00 

92  50 
423  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


17 


ADMINISTERED— CONTINUED. 


Fees  and  Expenses  Paid 
by  Administrator  

Balance  Cash  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and. 
County  Treasury  ! 

Moneys  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estates  of  De- 
cedents   

Property  Exclusive  of 
Money  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Distributed  to  Heirs.  .  .  . 

$27  50 
1  00 
1  00 
457  84 
56  04 
378  25 
64  75 
17  00 
534  11 
2  00 
38  80 
3  50 
6  00 
36  77 
6  50 
24  00 
19  50 
43  50 
194  51 
53  80 
555  75 
9  50 
2  00 
10  45 
61  00 

$61  65 

$1,338  50 
145  41 
2,437  11 

1,313  51 

28  47 



$2  50 
5  00 

2,134  22 

58  30 

$6  20 

31  39 
560  00 



4,575  00 

31  50 

274  00 



596  86 
183  30 

6,725  63 

542  30 

12  50 

30  00 

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PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate,  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  Last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 

1896. 
Nov   17    ... 

William  Barry 

$306  92 

§990  92 

$75  00 

Nov   17 

Georg  Futterer,  alias 

223  33 

223  33 

89  00 

Nov  17 

David  Hoffmann                     .                    .  . 

204  10 

204  10 

100  00 

Nov  17 

Philip  Segoni                     

140  00 

140  00 

88  50 

Nov  18 

Georg  F  Planck,  alias     ..     .           

2,472  05 

1,969  55 

284  40 

Nov  18 

Frederick  W  Schnitker 

178  39 

128  39 

Nov  21 

Thomas  Callaghan 

387  31 

387  31 

117  00 

Dec  1 

Edward  A.  Torpie,  alias          

358  25 

58  25 

Dec  1 

Jane  Little                                 .... 

1,623  35 

1,623  35 

Dec  2 

Claude  Chatclet         

2,388  68 

1,840  68 

216  00 

Dec  9 

John  Ittner                 

1,974  10 

1,974  10 

Dec  7 

Frederick  Franklin        

200  00 

200  00 

98  2& 

Dec  7 

James  Meehan  ...                   

103  00 

103  00 

50  00 

Dec  14 

Joseph  Hamel  ....         

6,452  50 

418  00 

310  oa 

Dec  15 

Newton  H.  Roberts          

Dec  23 

James  S.  Dawson             

83  95 

53  95 

20  00 

Dec  98 

Millie  H.  Hippilv     . 

Dec  28     .. 

Louis  F.  Kramer                              ... 

568  49 

363  49 

115  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


19 


ADMIXISTERED-CONTINUED. 


Fees  and  Expenses  paid 
by  Administrator  

Balance  Cash  in  Hands 
of  Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and 
County  Treasury  

Moneys  on  deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estates  of  De- 
cedents   

Property  Exclusive  of 
Money  in  Hands  of  Ad- 

Distributed  to  Heirs.  .  .  . 

$28  50 

$187  42 

$16  00 

57  38 

§76  95 

53  09 

51  01 

37  35 

14  15 

358  32 

$1,829  33 

10  00 

118  39 

50  00 

63  56 

» 

206  75 

58  25 

300  00 

288  91 

1,334  44 

312  43 

1,860  25 

210  95 

1,763  15 

48  44 

53  31 

7  00 

46  00 

188  20 

6,034  50 

1  00 

20  00 

13  95 

30  00 

1  00 

28  50 

219  99 

205  00 

20 


PUBLIC  ADMINISTKA.TOK'8  EEPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  Value  of 
Estate  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  Last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 
ministrator   

1897. 
Jan.  12  

A.  Gadipee 

$9,270  81 

$270  81 

$49  00 

Jan.  13  

William  Reinicke    ...                                ) 

Jan.  19  

Property  delivered    to  succeeding^ 
administrator.                                > 

Karl  Emil  Anderson 

850  15 
300  00 

210  00 



Jan.  19  

Thomas  Cornell 

14,245  64 

14,245  64 

Jan.  25  

M.  F.  Colburn 

1,093  91 

Feb.  3  

Alphonse  Allman                 .... 

579  71 

379  71 

88  00 

Feb.  4  

William  J  Trewella 

843  29 

826  29 

185  00 

Feb.  4  

F.  W.  Stein 

109  77 

40 

Feb.  4  

Soledad  Unda  Herrara,  alias 

999  75 

99  75 

Feb.  9  

Ellen  Tynan  .... 

3,056  00 

356  00 

Feb.  10.... 

D.  E.  Karaoloff.                     .                .... 

90  47 

90  47 

Feb.  10  

John  Phelan      .......        .              ... 

l.OCO  00 

Feb.  12  

John  P.  Callaghan  .       .              

326  00 

46  00 

Feb.  12  

Daniel  Larsen  .   .          

50  00 

Feb.  16  

454  78 

Feb.  17  

Morgan  Edwards 

Feb.  24  

Property  delivered  to  succeeding  \ 
Administratrix.                               ) 

John  Trapp  .... 

2,369  47 
4,016  50 

118  50 



Feb.  27  

Beverly  C.  Sanders  .  .  . 

March  4     .  . 

3  949  6° 

3  949  62 

March  4.... 

J  ohn  Nash  

150  99 

150  99 

75  00 

March  5... 

650  00 

March  15 

2  9'78  10 

2,  9  ""8  10 

March  16 

William  0   Berg 

393  29 

393  29 

139  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


21 


ADMINISTERED-CoNTiNUED. 


Fees  and  Expenses  Paid 
by  Administrator  

Balance  Cash  in  Hands 
of  Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  Withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and 
County  Treasury  

Money  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estate  of  De- 
cedents   

Property  Exclusive  of 
Money  in  Hands  of 
Administarator  

Distributed  to  Heirs.  .  .  . 

$39  75 

$182  06 

$9  000  00 

91  05 

17  00 

300  00 

60  25 

14  185  39 

37  50 

1  093  91 

43  05 

248  66 

200  00 

24  40 

616  89 

]7  00 

2  50 

109  37 

8  50 

91  25 

900  00 

93  00 

263.00 

2  700  00 

18  75 

71  72 

20  50 

1  000  00 

16  50 

29  50 

280  00 

50 

50  00 

2  00 

454  78 

25  50 

44  50 

4  016  50 

1  00 

75 

3  935  87 

13  90 

62  09 

2:50 

650  00 

7  50 

2  990  60 

12  90 

°41  39 

22 


PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

'    NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate,  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  Last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 
ministrator   

1897. 
March  17.. 

Edward  McNamara  

$278  59 

$278  59 

$85  00 

March  19 

1,088  50 

88  50 

March  23  ... 
March  24 

Daniel  McFadden.  ,  
John  Hinds 

3,834  02 
21,191  57 

1,799  62 
21,191  57 

332  35 

March  27 

286  35 

33  60 

138  50 

March  30.  . 

3,711  51 

204  01 

142  00 

March  30 

James  Sullivan  

4,070  00 

70  00 

March  31 

Joseph  Lunny  

153  00 

153  00 

April  2 

Herman  Randcr  

1,724  18 

1,704  18 

81  50 

April  2  .. 

John  Schwetscher  

160  79 

160  79 

11  00 

April  6 

John  J  Fenton  .....   . 

1,946  10 

946  10 

170  00 

April  7 

Margaret  S.  Clapp  . 

4,144  07 

1,144  07 

200  OC 

April  7     . 

Axel  H.  Grundel 

1,247  29 

933  46 

265  OC 

April  14 

10  25 

April  14 

Daniel  V  Gates 

10  25 

April  14 

10  25 

April  14 

10  25 

April  15 

April  15 

659  01 

G59  01 

April  17  

J.  P.  Thomas,  alias  

37,842  20 

35,128  08 

5,715  69 

April  19 

Mary  Leahy 

\pril  21 

John  Go°"er 

58  25 

58  25 

April  21 

Charles  Keenan  .  . 

366  50 

306  50 

25  00 

April  27 

Harriet  E  Love  joy.. 

April  28 

John  Reidy 

345  38 

320  38 

99  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


23 


ADMINISTERED  -CONTINUED. 


Fees  and  Expenses  Paid 
by  Administrator  

Balance  Cash  in  Hands 
of  Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Banks 
and  not  Withdrawn  by 
Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and 
County  Treasury  

Moneys  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estates  of  De- 
cedents   

Property,  Exclusive  of 
Money,  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Distributed  to  Heirs.  .  .  . 

$13  55 

$180  04 

3  70 

84  80 

$1  000  00 

128  05 

1  339  22 

2  034  40 

536  15 

20  655  42 

4  50 

252  75 

45  25 

16  76 

3  507  50 

113  05 

4  000  00 

1  00 

152  00 

16  25 

1  606  43 

20  00 

53  00 

91  79 

39  75 

736  35 

1  000  00 

39  78 

. 

874  29 

3  000  00 

35  30 

693  16 

253  83 

10  25 

10  25 

10  25 

10  25 

1  00 

8  00 

! 
651  01 

1  649  70 

27  76°  69 

9  714  12 

2  00 

2  00 

56  25 

27  75 

253  75 

60  00 

2  00 

35  70 

135  68 

25  00 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATOR'S  REPORT. 


ESTATES  OF  DECEDENTS 


Date  of  Issuance  of  Let- 
ters of  Administration 

NAMES  OF  DECEDENTS. 

Approximate  value  of 
estate,  as  far  as  ascer- 
tained   

Money  which  has  come 
into  the  hands  of  the 
Administrator  

Funeral  Expenses,  Ex- 
penses of  last  Illness, 
Debts  and  Family  Al- 
lowances Paid  by  Ad- 
ministrator   

1897. 
April  28 

Jonathan  F    Kolb 

$328  79 

$304  79 

April  29 

Perley  R  Downer  .  . 

418  17 

318  17 

$160  00 

April  29 

Kate  Spear 

104  90 

104  90 

74  00 

May  6 

John  A  Monroe     ..                   ..          ... 

May  8 

Richard  Stepney 

968  35 

May  8 

W  T.  Sprague  . 

748  20 

697  20 

* 
125  45 

May  17 

Peter  J  Jeram                           .          ... 

67,200  00 

272  00 

May  21 

Elizabeth  Kelly 

1,200  00 

May  24 

Mary  Larkin  Flinn 

5,168  74 

35  74 

May  24 

Alfred  C.  Bothner 

May  24 

Joseph  Hirschbach 

May  26 

Gustav  Dinse 

2,540  76 

1,040  76 

454  00 

Mav  29 

James  Paterson 

1,650  10 

319  10 

Joseph  Hoch 

12,639  30 

John  Tyrrell 

76  00 

75  00 

James  S  Bennet                                 .   ... 

4,760  22 

Adel  Lanno 

941  00 

41  00 

Henry  Pottker                        

528  00 

523  00 

Theresa  Young                                  

100  00 

June  19 

Mary  S.  Bryarty                      

1,560  00 

60  00 

874  77 

Edwin  L  Childs     .            

Total  for  six  months  ending  June 
30,  1897 

8318,752  86 

^138,030  08 

$16,302  52 

PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATORS  REPORT. 


25 


ADMINISTERED-CONCLUDED. 


Fees  and  Expenses  Paid 
by  Administrator  

Balance  Cash  in  Hands 
1  of  Administrator  

Money  in  Savings  Bants 
and  not  Withdrawn  by 
1  Administrator  

Money  in  the  City  and 
County  Treasury  

Money  on  Deposit  with 
California  Safe  Deposit 
and  Trust  Company  to 
Credit  of  Estate  of  De- 
cedents   

Property,  Exclusive  of 
Money,  in  Hands  of 
Administrator  

Distributed  to  Heirs  .... 

$23  25 

$281  54 

$24  00 

12  50 

145  67 

100  00 

9  00 

21  90 

3  00 

2  00 

968  35 

28  75 

543  00 

51  (0 

.... 

100  50 

171  50 

66,928  00 

26  50 

1  200  00 

31  00 

4  74 

5  133  00 

3  50 

1  00 

44  30 

542  46 

1,500  CO 

22  50 

296  60 

1  321  00 

5  00 

12  639  30 

5  50 

69  50 

15  30 

4,760  22 

17  00 

24  00 

900  00 

60  00 

463  00 

5  00 

18  50 

100  00 

40  10 

19  90 

1,500  00 

1  00 

874  77 

2  00 

$12,623  06 

89  515  42 

$85,748  86 

$156,303  48 

$36,377  04 

COUNTY  RECORDER'S  REPORT. 


OFFICE  OF  THE 

COUNTY  RECORDER,  HALL  OF  RECORDS, 
SAX  FRANCISCO,  July  8th, 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEX:  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No,  16,412  (Third  Series)  of  your  honor- 
able body,  I  herewith  respectfully  submit  to  your  attention  report  of  transactions  of  this 
Office  for  the  fiscal  year  1896-97.  By  reference  to  the  accompanying  schedules  and  recap- 
itulation you  will  learn  that  for  the  first  time  this  office  fails  to  show  a  surplus  earning  for  a 
year's  work.  A  total  expenditure  of  $41,217.92  as  against  total  receipts  of  $31,559.45,  has  re- 
sulted in  a  deficit  of  $6,653.47.  This  result  is  not  to  be  attributed  to  an  increased  expenditure, 
but  is  owing  entirely  to  the  adoption  of  the  County  Fee  Bill  which  by  its  operation  has  cut 
down  the  receipts  of  this  office  considerably  more  than  one-half.  As  it  is  a  fact  that  not 
more  than  20  per  cent  of  the  residents  or  taxpayers  of  this  city  annually  make  any  use  of 
this  department,  it  is  certainly  a  very  poor  policy  that  lessens  the  cost  of  recording  to  a  few 
at  the  expense  of  the  many.  That  the  deficit  is  owing  to  the  adoption  of  the  County  Fee 
Bill  solely  is  shown  Toy  the  fact  that  the  expenses  of  this  office  for  the  past  year  are  not  as 
large  as  those  of  the  last  previous  year  when  the  old  table  of  fees  was  in  force.  A  com- 
parison of  the  reports  and  accounts  of  this  office  will  show  this  statement  to  be  the  truth, 
and  a  more  extended  comparison  of  the  annual  reports  and  books  of  the  Auditor's  Office 
will  show  that  but  $6,242.74  was  expended  during  theflve  years  of  the  present  administration 
as  against  $10,133.75  of  four  years  of  the  immediately  preceding  administrations.  In  ether 
words,  this  administration  expended  in  five  years  less  money  by  $3,891.01  than  the  im- 
mediate preceding  administrations  did  in  four  years.  The  above  amounts  represent  the 
sums  expended  for  stationery,  newspapers,  books  of  record,  etc.,  and  while  less  in  amount 
under  this  administration,  have  been  incurred  under  a  continually  increasing  business. 

To  understand  just  wherein  this  office  suffers  under  the  operation  of  the  County  Fee  Bill 
it  is  necessary  to  know  that  the  Bill  cuts  the  fee  for  folios  from  20  cents  to  10  cents;  the  fee 
for  Indexing  names,  from  25  cents  to  10  cents  per  name,  and  the  fee  for  entering  the  time  of 
recording  the  volume  and  page  of  the  record  book,  etc.,  from  25  cents  to  20  cents.  These 
are  the  changes  that  most  particularly  affect  the  office  earnings.  Of  the  above  cuts  in  the 
rates  of  fees  that  of  indexing  of  names  has  the  greatest  bearing  in  creating  the  deficit  as 
matters  now  stand.  At  the  very  least  90,000  names  were  indexed  during  the  past  year, 
representing  a  loss  in  fees  under  the  present  system  of  $13,500  as  against  the  amount  that 
would  have  been  collected  under  the  former  table  of  fees.  The  further  loss  of  $1,113.50  on 
22,270  papers  recorded,  being  the  cut  of  5  cents  in  the  timing  of  recorded  documents  and  a 
further  loss  of  about  $20,000  on  folios,  being  the  difference  between  the  old  charge  of  20  cents 
and  the  new  charge  of  10  cents  per  folio,  and  the  paying  of  12  cents  to  copyists,  will  go  far 
towards  explaining  the  present  deficit. "Under  the  old  system  of  fees  this  office  wouid  have 


RECORDER'S  REPORT.  27 

for  the  past  year  shown  a  surplus  earning  of  about  f 26,500.  This  result  would,  of  course, 
have  been  unfair  to  the  public  who  make  use  of  the  office  and  would  call  for  a  change  in  the 
table  of  fees. 

The  remedy  for  preventing  a  deficit  will  net  be  found  in  cutting  down  the  pay  of  copy- 
ists as  one  or  two  persons  in  public  life  are  representing  in  order  that  in  the  meantime  they 
may  make  the  most  of  posing  as  guardians  of  the  City  Treasury,  knowing  full  well  their 
own  incomes  will  not  be  affected  thereby;  but  It  can  be  found  in  a  very  slight  change  in  the 
present  Fee  Bill.  Copyists  are  paid  but  12  cents  per  folio  and;only  for  as  many  folios  as  they 
correctly  copy  into  the  books.  That  amount  is  little  enough  considering  the  character  and 
responsibility  of  the  work  required  of  them,  and  the  very  poor  and  miscellaneous  char- 
acter of  writings  they  are  called  upon  to  correctly  decipher.  Without  harm  to  any  one  and 
justice  to  all,  the  present  Fee  Bill  should  be  changed  so  as  to  read  25  cents  for  entering  the 
time  of  record,  etc.  on  each  paper  and  15  cents  per  folio  for  each  folio  presented  for  record. 
All  other  charges  should  be  left  as  they  now  stand.  If  such  a  fee  system  had  been  in  force 
this  past  year  the  office  would  have  come  out  with  a  surplus  of  not  more  than  $500  for  the 
year,  and  would  be  about  as  close  an  example  of  a  purely  self-sustaining  department  as  can 
be  figured  on.  Continuing  for  a  moment  on  the  subject  of  fees,  I  most  respectfully  beg 
leave  to  submit  that  this  office  is  compelled  by  law  to  charge  the  fees  fixed  by  law  for 
services  rendered  by  it.  I  mention  this  matter  in  respect  to  a  recent  resolution  of  your 
honorable  body  in  connection  with  furnishing  to  certain  classes  certified  copies  of  records 
free  of  charge.  While  greatly  desirous  of  being  in  accord  with  the  wishes  of  your  body,  I 
respectfully  submit  that  in  this  matter  I  am  compelled  to  govern  my  official  conduct  with 
respect  to  the  laws  as  promulgated  by  the  State  Legislature.  To  make  my  position  clear  I 
herewith  quote  Section  130  of  "  An  Act  to  Establish  a  Uniform  System  of  County  and  Town- 
ship Governments,"  which  in  defining  the  duties  of  County  Recorder  reads  as  follows,  viz: 

"  SECTION  130.  He  shall  not  record  any  instrument,  or  file  any  paper  or  notice,  or 
furnish  any  copy,  or  render  any  service  connected  with  his  office,  until  his  fees  for  the 
same,  as  prescribed  by  law,  are,  if  demanded,  paid  or  tendered." 

As  the  County  Fee  Bill  sets  forth  the  fees  to  be  charged  for  services,  I  respectfully 
submit  that  under  Section  130  as  quoted  I  must  obey  the  law  in  regard  to  such  matters. 

There  is  another  matter  to  which  I  desire  to  call  your  attention.  It  is  that  of  the  con- 
dition of  the  Hall  of  Records.  Since  the  erection  of  the  building,  over  twenty  years  ago, 
nothing  whatever  has  been  done  to  keep  it  in  repair,  nor  even  to  clean  the  interior  which, 
as  a  result,  is  grimy  with  dirt.  From  the  plan  of  the  building  it  is  impossible  for  the  janitor 
to  reach  the  dust  and  dirt  to  remove  it.  The  walls  are  cracked,  the  plaster  has  fallen  and 
in  places  continues  to  fall  daily  and  during  the  rains  of  winter  the  water  soaks  through  the 
brick  work  rendering  a  state  of  affairs  that  can  only  result  in  harm  to  the  health  of 
employees  and  damage  and  destruction  to  records.  An  electric  lighting  system  is  abso- 
lutely necessary  during  the  winter  months  and  short  days  of  the  year,  and  a  heating 
apparatus  is  greatly  needed  during  cold  and  damp  weather  as  a  preservative  of  health  and 
of  records.  Under  the  Torrens  Act,  now  in  force,  a  further  item  of  expense  will  be  added 
to  the  account  of  this  department.  New  books  and  certificate  blanks,  after  a  form  prepared 
by  the  Secretary  of  State  and  Attorney-General  and  to  be  furnished  this  office  by  your 
honorable  body,  will  entail  an  additional  expenditure.  A  fire  and  burglar  proof  vault  for 
the  retention  of  original  certificates  of  title  will  be  required  under  the  Act.  Also  additional 
clerical  assistance.  These  matters  are  provided  for  in  the  Act  and  it  will  be  well  for  the 


28 


RECORDER'S  REPORT. 


Board  of  Supervisors  to  consider  them  in  fixing  on  the  appropriation  for  this  office  for  the 
ensuing  year.  In  the  matter  of  appropriation  I  beg  leave  to  suggest  that  the  amount  of 
$25,000  00,  as  settled  upon  by  the  Auditor  as  being  proper  for  the  payment  of  copyists,  is 
altogether  too  little.  When  it  is  considered  that  the  copyists  have  earned  from  $26,000  00  to 
$28,000  00  and  over  during  each  of  the  past  five  years  when  the  real  estate  market  was  dull' 
it  appears  a  very  poor  policy  to  set  aside  less  than  the  amount  actually  paid  out  in  poor 
business  years  in  the  face  of  a  promised  increase  of  business.  Such  a  policy  only  results  in 
deficiencies  in  the  Treasury  that  have  to  be  made  up  later  on.  By  a  due  exercise  of 
economy  in  the  matter  of  stationery,  the  only  item  within  the  power  of  the  Recorder  to 
regulate,  this  department  has  been  enabled  to  live  within  its  appropriation. 
Respectfully  submitted, 

THOS.  J.  GLYNN, 

County  Recorder. 


SCHEDULE  "A." 

MONTHLY    RECEIPTS,    PAID    INTO    TREASURY    FOR    FISCAL    YEAR    ENDING 

JUNE  30,  1897. 


PAID  INTO  TREASURY 


July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1897. 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

Totals... 


HI 32  75 
2,703  20 
2,142  15 
2,25985 
2,093  25 
2,456  00 

2,387  55 
2,443  70 
2,929  00 
2,763  65 
2,476  50 
2.646  85 


$4,132  75 
2,703  20 
2,]  42  15 
2,259  85 
2,093  25 
2,456  00 

2.387  55 
2,443  70 
2,929  00 
2,763  65 
2,476  50 
2,646  85 


§31,434  45 


$31,434  45 


RECORDER'S  REPORT. 


29 


SCHEDULE  "B." 

LIST  OF  INSTRUMENTS  FILED  AND  RECORDED  DURING  THE  FISOAL  YEAR 
ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


18 

36. 

18J 

)7. 

| 

INSTRUMENTS  AND  DATE. 

«H 

£ 

••< 

> 

c 

<*5 

c 

September. 

§• 

i 

November. 

December  . 

January  ... 

1 
I 

f 

> 
•o 
i-j 

1 

«H 
1 

i 

Attachments,    Releases    and 

34 

30 

44 

54 

30 

43 

48 

61 

6? 

48 

45 

39 

531 

Assignments  of  Mortgages  
Bank  Statements  

13 
1 

15 

14 

20 

14 

33 

26 

20 

28 

26 

22 

27 

258 
1 

Bonds                           

4 

•?, 

4 

1 

5 

49, 

15 

3 

1 

10 

10 

6 

103 

Builders'       Contracts       and 

81 

67 

61 

64 

40 

3-' 

53 

46 

70 

114 

83 

76 

787 

14 

15 

19 

19 

?1 

17 

15 

11 

94 

9 

11 

14 

175 

Death  and  Birth  Returns  

11 

8 

3 

4 

8 

5 

6 

14 

3 

11 

6 

5 

84 

Deeds  of  Trust  
Deeds    

34 

440 

28 
499 

19 
474 

16 

484 

21 

408 

44 

510 

49 
400 

29 
491 

42 
6fll 

51 
547 

28 
537 

50 
551 

411 
6052 

Homesteads    and    Abandon- 
ments 

91 

29 

?6 

90 

?0 

18 

25 

88 

27 

30 

?1 

25 

285 

Leases,    Assignments,     and 

17 

18 

14 

19 

14 

19 

9 

14 

9| 

16 

90 

19 

193 

Liens^and  Satisfactions  
Lis  Pendens     

37 

S7 

91 
19 

54 
97 

22 
94 

28 
4? 

41 
46 

33 

47 

34 

?8 

40 
61 

41 
4^ 

31 
97 

14 

?9 

466 
433 

Limited  Partnerships  .... 

9 

2 

Marriage  Certified  Copies  

9 

7 

6 

6 

4 

5 

2 

2 

10 

7 

11 

4 

73 

Marriage  Certificates  

272 

232 

243 

245 

297 

244 

256 

302 

240 

262 

196 

209 

2998 

Miscellaneous  
Mort°-a<res      

9 

sn 

19 
266 

25 
96S 

23 
309 

104 

?68 

32 

9Q9 

29 

989 

28 
397 

29 
S6t 

23 
S'fi 

28 
SI  9 

399 

379 
3657 

Mortgages  of  Personal  Prop 
erty  

74 

75 

70 

7S 

91 

99 

8^ 

109 

110 

84 

91 

1045 

30 


RECORDER'S   REPORT. 


SCHEDULE    "B"—  CONTINUED. 


1896. 

1897. 

1 

^ 

> 

m 

0 

y, 

a 

^ 

•*! 

K 

> 

g 

^ 

INSTRUMENTS  AND  DATE. 

,~ 

^ 

1 

| 

1 

| 

§• 

1 

2. 

? 

i 

1 

I"1 

8 

if 

} 

5 

: 

• 

Power    of  Att'y,    Revocation 

and  Substitution  

11 

17 

9 

20 

8 

12 

21 

16 

17 

17 

12 

31 

191 

Reconveyances     

82 

39 

99 

?,6 

?0 

41 

42 

49 

44 

4S 

SO 

48 

426 

Redemption  Certificates  

23 

14 

12 

18 

29 

44 

20 

36 

31 

31 

32 

17 

290 

Returns    of    Mortgages  and 

Marginal  Releases 

VII 

180 

200 

190 

184 

940 

268 

998 

9"Q 

999 

940 

9-77 

2748 

Sheriff's  Certificates  and  As- 

7 

g 

4 

g 

5 

5 

9 

9 

3 

4 

6 

56 

Street  Contracts  and  Exten- 

1 

1 

Separate  Property  of  Wife 

1 

1 

Sole  Traders 

9 

Tax  Certificates               

... 

Tax  Deeds                         .   ... 

5 

8 

25 

33 

Transcripts    of     Judgments 

and  Satisfactions  

13 

17 

11 

24 

17 

26 

21 

24 

32 

21 

26 

29 

261 

Guardianship 

Certified!  Copies  of  Deeds,  Etc. 

2 

8 

17 

12 

9 

3 

1 

10 

13 

4 

c 

15 

103 

Certified  Copies  of  Deaths  

.... 

11 

13 

16 

11 

11 

6 

9 

15 

7 

3 

10 

112 

Certified  Copies  of  Births  

10 

1 

1 

12 

9 

1 

6 

12 

3 

5 

2 

9 

71 

Wills  

? 

1 

9 

SO 

35 

Acceptance  of  Buildings  

7 

7 

Totals 

1™ 

r 

RECORDER'S  REPORT. 


31 


SCHEDULE  "C." 

MONTHLY  STATEMENT  OF  SALARIES  AND   EXPENSES  AS  CHARGED  AGAINST  THE 
RECORDER'S  APPROPRIATION. 


1896  AND  1897. 

Recorder  

Three  Deputies.  .  . 

Mortgage  Clerk... 

ll 

?  1 

-       0 
>•* 

:    ^ 

p 

i  ?• 

Folio  Clerks  

W*o 

ff  p  ro  ° 

S^^Jf 

!?!! 

<*?         HxO* 

nil 

1 

July  

$333  33 

$550  00 

$100  00 

$75  00 

$2,021  88 

$104  92 

$3,485  13 

August  

333  33 

550  00 

100  00 

75  00 

2,050  44 

52  01 

3,160  78 

September  
October 

333  33 
333  33 

550  00 
550  00 

100  00 
100  00 

75  00 
75  00 

1,937  28 
5?  112  36 

28  81 
15  81 

3,024  42 
3  186  50 

November  
December  

333  33 
333  33 

550  00 
550  00 

100  00 
100  00 

75  00 
75  00 

1,983  96 
2,263  20 

336  59 

526  74 

3,378  88 
3,848  27 

January  

333  33 

550  00 

100  00 

75  00 

2,307  00 

122  55 

3,487  88 

February  
March  

333  33 
333  33 

550  00 
550  00 

100  00 
100  00 

75  00 
75  00 

2,227  56 
2,685  00 

289  80 
17  87 

3,575  69 
3,761  20 

April  .... 

333  33 

550  00 

100  00 

75  00 

2,419  92 

10  50 

3,488  75 

May  . 

ooo    QO 

550  00 

100  00 

75  00 

2,246  76 

71  90 

3,376  99 

June  

333  37 

550  00 

100  00 

75  00 

2,377  56 

7  50 

3,443  43 

Totals  

$4,000  00 

$6,600  00 

$1,200  00 

$900  00 

$26,632  92 

$1,885  00 

$41,217  92 

RECAPITULATION. 


Total  Expenses  for  Fiscal  Year  1896-97 . 
Total  Receipts  for  Fiscal  Year  1896-97. 


$41,217  92 
31,434  45 


Deficit 

For  Recording  Marriage  Licenses,  Paid  City  Treasurer  by  County 

Clerk 

Total  Deficit ...  


$9,783  47 
3,125  00 


$6,658  47 


REPORT 


CLERK  OF  JUSTICES'  COURT, 


SAN  FBANCISCO,  July  1,  1897. 


To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series) 
of  your  Honorable  Body,  I  submit  herewith  the  following,  showing  the 
business  transacted,  including  the  receipts  and  expenditures  of  the  Justices' 
Court  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

Number  of  civil  suits  filed  during  the  year 7,907 

Number  of  tax  suits  filed  during  the  year 14,000 

Total  number  of  suits  filed 21,907 

RECEIPTS. 

Fees  collected  and  paid  into  the  City  and  County  Treasury $27,475  25 

EXPENDITURES. 

Salary  of  Presiding  Justice  of  the  Peace §2,700  00 

Salaries  of  four  Associate  J  ustices  of  the  Peace 9,600  00 

Salary  of  Chief  Clerk 2,400  00 

Salaries  of  deputies  and  assistants 7,200  00 

Salary  of  Messenger 1,080  00 


Total  disbursements $22,980  00 


Excess  of  receipts  over  expenditures $4,495  25 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  W.  WILLIAMS, 

Clerk. 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


COBONEE'S  OFFICE, 
SAN  FBANCISCO  July  9,  1897, 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco^ 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series).  I 
herewith  submit  to  you  my  annual  report  of  the  operations  of  the  Coroner's 
offijeof  the  City  anl  County  of  San  Francisco  for  the  fiscal  year  ending 

-June  30,  1897. 

Respectfully, 

W.  J.  HAWKINS,  M.D., 

Coroner. 


EXPENSES  INCURRED 

IN  THE  PROSECUTION  OF  THE  DUTIES  OF  THE   OFFICE   FOR   THE   FISCAL  YEAR 
ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Chemical  analysis $1,800  00 

Interpreters 80  00 

Rewards,  bodies  recovered  from  San  Francisco  bay 580  00 


Total -32,46000 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  1. 

NUMBER  OF  CASES  REPORTED,  INQUESTS  HELD  AND  AUTOPSIES  MADE. 


MONTHS. 

DEATHS. 

INQUESTS. 

AUTOPSIES. 

1896—  July  

69 

39 

66 

August  .           .          .  . 

62 

29 

60 

September  .                                       ... 

46 

30 

42 

October    . 

90 

47 

84 

November  

5? 

26 

56 

December  

68 

35 

62 

1897  —  January  

73 

38 

70 

February  

63 

31 

61 

March  

76 

37 

63 

April   ........ 

50 

28 

48 

May  

58 

31 

57 

June  .  .              , 

51 

35 

53 

766 

405 

722 

CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  2— SUICIDES. 


NUMBER. 


COLOR. 


White 

Yellow 

SEX. 

Male 

Female 

CONDITION. 

Married 

Single 

Widow 

Widower 

Unknown 

RELIGION. 

Christian 

Jewish 

Pagan 

Unknown 


171 

7 


112 

36 


159 


178 


178 


178 


173 


36 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  2— SUICIDES CONTINUED. 


NATIVITY. 


Belgium 

Canad 

China. 

Dennu 

England. 

France 

Germany 

Holland 

Hungary 


n                                                   .            1 

Italy 

1 

i             3 

Japan  .... 

2 

5 

1 

rk  1 

Russia 

4 

d  10 

Scotland 

3 

8 

4 

ny           43 

Switzerland 

5 

d                       .             1 

64 

rv                                                                        1 

10 

rotal... 

..  178 

CAUSES. 


Domestic  troubles 15 

Despondency 78 

Financial  troubles 10 

Intemperance 14 


Insanity 17 

Jealousy 4 

Sickness 17 

Unknown .23 


Total ..  178 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


37 


OCCUPATIONS. 


OCCUPATION. 

NUMBER. 

OCCUPATION. 

NUMBER. 

Actor  

1 

2 

Agent 

4 

1 

1 

Baker                                 . 

3 

4 

1 

M  older 

Butcher    . 

2 

Millman 

2 

1 

2 

Capitalist  .                                 

1 

Peddler 

1 

1 

2 

1 

1 

Clerk            .                  

7 

1 

Carpenter             

7 

1 

1 

1 

Collector.                .                     .... 

1 

4 

Cook  

2 

4 

4 

1 

Cloak  mail 

1 

2 

Coal  dealer  

1 

Soldier               

1 

Domestic  

1 

2 

1 

j 

Dressmaker         

1 

3 

Drummer.  .        

1 

Student  .            

2 

1 

Stevedore            

1 

1 

Servant         

1 

Furniture  dealer             

1 

3 

1 

2 

Tailor.                     .          

1 

1 

5 

3 

1 

Housewife  .  .        

21 

21 

Hostler  

1 

Waiter.                .   .                .... 

4 

J  eweler  

1 

Watchman.                   

1 

7 

1 

1 

Laundryman  

1 

Total  

178 

Ladies'  rnaid  

1 

38 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  3. 

MORTUARY  TABLE  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


CAUSE  OF  DEATH. 

g 

Accident  

CO 

Unknown  

Natural  

S 

2 

2 

Abortion  (Self  Induced)  .  .         

8 

8 

18 

11 

24 

53 

Asphyxia  (Gas)    ..        

1 

16 

42 

3 

62 

5 

1 

7 

14 

14 

Concussion  of  Brain  

2 

21 

23 

Fracture  of  Skull  

19 

1 

20 

16 

3 

47 

1 

67 

Hanging  ......  ..             .         

14 

14 

3 

31 

1 

OK 

Knife  Wound  

2 

8 

10 

Natural  Causes  

307 

307 

Premature  Birth  

15 

15 

Still  Born  

15 

15 

Shock  (Violence)  

30 

2 

32 

1 

8 

g 

Poisons- 
Aconite  

1 

I 

Arsenic  

4 

4 

Carbolic  Acid  

1 

19 

20 

Chloral  

1 

1 

2 

Cyanide  of  Potassium  

4 

4 

Chloroform  

1 

1 

Coculus  Indicus  ,  

2 

2 

4 

11 

5 

20 

Mushroom  

3 

3 

CORONER'S  REPORT. 


39 


TABLE  No.  3— CONCLUDED. 

MORTUARY  TABLE  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


1 
9 

f 

£• 

CD 

Unknown. 

Natural.... 

I 

CAUSE  OF  DEATH. 

Poisons  (Concluded)—. 
Nitric  Acid  ..               

1 

1 

Opium  .... 

2 

4 

g 

I 

1 

3 

3 

Strychnine 

4 

4 

Sulphuric  Acid  .                                              

1 

1 

Total 

28 

171 

178 

82 

307 

766 

40 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  4. 

SCHEDULE    OF   PROPERTY   SHOWING   EFFECTS   BELONGING  TO  DECEASED 
PERSONS,  AND  THE  DISPOSITION  MADE  OF  THE  SAME. 


DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896_July  3  

Peter  Bainbridge  

Keys,  letters,  books,  trunk  and  contents, 

July  4 

F  G  Smith 

bundle  of  clothes.  September  14th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

i          July  4 

George  Wallenrod  

Gate  Loan  Office,  key  to  house  No.  1217>£ 
Golden  Gate  avenue.  July  6th,  to  W.  E. 
Counnary  by  order  of  Mrs.  Emma  Smith. 

!          July.5  
July  5  

W.  W.  McCormack.... 
Harry  W  Parker 

eighteen  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch  and 
chain,  yellow  metal  locket  (white 
stones),  yellow  metal  pin  (red  stones), 
yellow  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  cuff 
buttons,  yellow  metal  collar  button,  two 
bunches  of  keys  and  pistol.  July  4th,  to 
George  Wallenrod,  Jr. 

Thirty  cents,  keys,  satchel  and  contents, 
bundle  of  miscellaneous  articles.  July 
llth,  to  Dennis  Hogan. 

Julv  5  

William  Hansen 

satchel,  suit  of  clothes.  July  6th,  to  W. 
H.  Plaisted  on  order. 

Yellow  metal  ring.     July  5th,  to  Miss  A. 

July  5 

Simon  Askins  

Hensen. 
Thirty  cents,  purse,  whistle,  wallet  and 

papers,  two  pair  of  spectacles,  keys,  yel- 
low metal  chain,  bundle  of  clothes.  July 
5th,  to  Mrs.  A.  Askins. 

CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 

NAME. 

PKOPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DEMVEKED. 

1896—  July  6 

A  ndreas  Alth  

Thirteen  and  5-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 

JulyS  

Watch  No.  .675,866,    white  metal   chain, 
white  stone,  three  lottery  tickets,  key, 
knife,  papers,  five  foreign  coins,  souvenir 
Midwinter  Fair,  bank  book  of  German 
Bank  No.  88,765,  one  hundred  shares  of 
Overman  No.  18,006,  yellow  metal  chain, 
yellow  metal  and  black  silk  guard.    July 
6th,  key  to  Mrs.  Bonback.     July  18th, 
balance  to  Public  Administrator.' 

Julv  8.  . 

Jacob  Dietrich    

County  Treasury. 
One  dollar,  two  keys,'  purse,  white  metal 

Julys  
Julv  ° 

H.M.  Barker  
John  M.  Olds  

watch,  yellow  metal  chain,  two   pipes, 
f  wallet  and  papers.,  cigar  case,  trunk  and 
[  contents,  bundle  of  clothes.    July  JOth,  to 
Mrs.  H.  Dietrich. 

Yellow    metal    chain    and  charm,  white 
metal  watch,  yellow  metal  pin,  twelve 
and  25-100  dollars,  foreign   coin,   yellow 
metal  ring,  purse,  two  knives,  two  pair 
yellow  metal  rimmed  spectacles,  bunch 
of   keys,   two   books,   cane,   five   white 
metal  chains,  will,  yellow  metal  cuff  but- 
tons, papers,  yellow  metal  pencil,  trunk 
and  contents,  valise  and  contents,  hatbox 
and  contents.  July  lltn,  to  E.  H.  Barker. 

Purse,  knife,  key,  yellow  metal  cuff  but- 

Julys   
July  11  

J.  E.  Quinn  

C.  Christopher  

tons.    July  16tb,  to  Mrs.  J.  M.  Olds. 

One  and   80-100  dollars.      August  31st,  to 
A.  W.  Bodges. 

Ten  cents.    September  14th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

42 


CORONER'S   REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896    July  12         .      ... 

August  Dorove 

July  14 

G  W  Wallace 

and  County  Treasury. 

July  14 

John  Figoni  

July  15th,  to  James  A.  Kent. 
Key.    July  14th,  to  Mrs.  Jackson. 

S.  W.  Holt  

Bunch  of  keys,  books  and  papers,  trunk 

July  15  

George  Bradford, 

and  contents.     September  14th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Forty-five  cents.    September  14th,  to  City 

July  15 

Harry  Luther  

and  County  Treasury. 
Ten  cents,  yellow  metal    charm,  yellow 

July  16 

Thomas  Ludgate  

metal  badge,  two  yellow  metal  chains, 
white   metal  watch   case,   three   canes, 
umbrella,  bundle    and   contents,   pistol. 
July  18th,  to  A.  Vendernailen. 

Keys  and  Yellow  metal  chain.    September 

July  18  
July-18 

Charles  Brown  
C.  Ferrari  

14th,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Seventy-five  cents  and  purse.    September 
14,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

July  18  

John  W.  Newell  

pistol,  trunk  and  contents.    July  21st,  to 
D.  Palandri. 

Papers.       September   14th,    to   City    and 

July  20 

Lee  Tie  

County  Treasury. 

July  22  

H.  M.  Cox  .... 

match  box,  bracelet  and  papers.    July 
22d,  to  Lee  Yung. 

to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

CORONER'S   REPORT. 


43 


TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATK. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896    July  24 

Clara  Olsen 

White  metal  watch  No  6  918   yellow  metal 

Jnly24  

Albert  Stetson    . 

chain,  yellow  metal  earrings,  four  yellow 
metal  pins,  one  white  metal  pin,  keys, 
purse,  trunk  and  contents,  basket  and 
contents,  bundle  of  clothes.  September 
14th,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Pistol      August  4th,  'to  Grove  P  Ayers. 

July  22 

George  O'Neill 

Papers       September    14th      to    City    and 

July  24. 

John  Wallin  

County  Treasury. 

July  24. 

Jacob  Bill  

24th,  to  Charles  Wallin. 

July  24 

Joseph  Frantz 

August  Uter  for  wife. 

July  26 

Maria  Scott 

and  County  Treasury. 

July  26... 

Oliver  Peterson  

yellow  metal  watch  No.  2,940,  two  yellow 
metal  chains,  five  yellow  metal  rings, 
box  of  miscellaneous  jewelry,  hand- 
satchel  and  contents,  tin  box  and  con- 
tents, bunch  of  keys,  trunk  and  contents, 
contents  of  room  at  No.  623  Larkin  street. 
July  27th  and  30th,  to  Public  Adminis- 
trator. 

July  28  

Unknown  Man 

metal  pin  (white  stone),  purse,  thirty-five 
centS;  key,  white  metal  chain,  yellow 
metal  key.  September  14th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

andrCounty  Treasury. 

44 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATK. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896-July  30.. 


William  H.  Wyman .  .  Fjve  an(j  73-100  dollars,  badge,  yellow 
metal  chain,  keys,  yellow  'metal  watch 
No.  6,763,028,  match  box,  yellow  metal 
seal  ring,  yellow  metal  pin,  memorandum 
book  and  papers,  hand  satchel,  pistol  and 
knife.  July  30th,  to  H.  C.  Wyman. 


July  30..., 


Jacob  Pape. 


July  31 


August )., 


August  1. 


August!. 


August  5., 


Morris  Oltsman  . . . 


George  Steinart 


Charles  McKeever 


Elizabeth  Laux 


A.  J.  Bretonuel 


August 


Laurence  Surratt.. . . 


Thirty-five  cents,  keys,  knife,  pistol,  yellow 
metal  ring  (quartz  stone),  yellow  metal 
sleeve  buttons,  yellow  metal  collar  but- 
ton, papers.  August  5th,  to  Henry  Pape. 

^Purse,  yellow  metal  ring.  Septembor  14th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Papers,  trunk  and  contents.  September 
14th,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Thirty -five^cents.'  September  14th,  to^City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Eighty-five  cents,  key,  purse.  August  2d, 
to  L.  Laux  (son.) 

Silver  dollar  charm,  three  copper  coins, 
thirty  cents,  yellow  metal  stud  (white 
stone),  yellow  metal  sleeve  buttons,  two 
yellow  metal  chains,  white  metal  watch, 
bunch  of  keys,  two  knives,  scissors,  pis- 
tol, five  shares  Great  Bepublic.lMining 

I  Co.,  five  shares  of  New  Star^Mining  Co., 
Letters,  wallet.  ^August  6th,  to  J.  Breton- 
nel. 

Twenty-four   and    25-100, _dolj_arg>_)[lottery 

^ticket  No.  53,279,  keys,  knife,  match  box. 

August  6th,  to  Mrs.  Laurence  Surratt.' jfi 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896— August  6 


August  6.. 


August?... 
Augusts... 
August  9... 

August  10. 


August  10... 


August  14... 
August  14... 


August  15.. 


John  Sopher  


Jesse  C.  Fruchey  . . . . 


C.  D.  Kenison 

Joseph  Frantz 

Ng  Ah  Sunn 


August  Florentine.... 

James  S.  McGllvray. 

Peter  Lemmo 

R.  A.  Dickerson 


John  Lough 


Knife,  key,  purse,  pistol,  fifteen  cents, 
property  of  Mrs.  Sopher,  yellow  metal 
heart  (white  stone),  white  metal  pin, 
yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal  brace- 
let, yellow  metal  earrings  (white  stone), 
yellow  metal  pin,  knife.  September  10th, 
to  Mrs.  Sopher. 

Three  knives,  keys,  match  box,  punch, 
scissors,  memorandum  book.  August 
6th,  keys  to  B.B.  Peterson.  August  7th, 
balance  to  Sarah  Fruchey. 

Shotgun.    August  13th,  to  Asa  Kenison. 
Pistol.    August  8th,  to  C.  Gander. 

Purse,  thirty  cents,  foreign  coin,  knife, 
papers,  basket  and  contents,  bundle  of 
clothes.  August  llth,  to  Yee  Chew 
(brother). 

Three  yellow  metal  rings,  papers,  white 
metal  sleeve  button.  September  14th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 


Knife,  key,  wallet  and   papers, 
llth,  to  John  McGilvray,  Jr. 


August 


Pistol.    August  3ist,  to  Mrs.  Lemmo. 

Yellow  metal  chain,  white  metal  watch, 
keys,  letters  and  papers,  pistol,  yellow 
metal  cuff  buttons,  white  metal  cuff  but- 
tons, valise  and  contents.  August  17th, 
to  Mrs.  M.  A.  Dickerson. 

Twenty-five  cents,  purse,  knife,  two  keys, 
spectacles.  September  14th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 


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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896  -August  18.. 


August  20 

August  21 

August  21 

August  23 , 

August  24 

August  25 

August  25 


Flora  Finlayson. 


Louis  Locks 


William  Scott.  . . 


One  and  61 -100  dollars,  purse,  white  metal 
locket,  letters,  hand  satchel  and  contents, 
two  trunks  and  contents.  August  19th, 
two  trunks  to  Mr.  Leahy  (order;.  August 
26th,  balance  to  Mr.  Leahy. 

Eye  glasses.    August  24th,  to  M.  Graduran. 

Forty  cents,  keys,  yellow  metal  ring, 
match  box,  instrument,  knife,  papers. 
September  1st,  to  Mrs.  Scott. 


Adam  Wallace  Jack...!  Thirty-five  cents,  bunch  of  keys,  yellow 
metal  stud  (white  stone),  yellow  metal 
stud  (gray  stone"),  knife.  September  3d, 
to  Mary  C.  Jack. 


Charles  McCallum.. 


O.  F.  Bernhard. 


Paul  Hoerhagei  . 


Anthony  Wanner  . . 


August: 


Paul  Demartim 


One  dollar,  yellow  metal  watch  No.  15,558, 
yellow  metal  chain,  key.  August  29,  to 
Andrew  Moore. 

Nine  and  95-100  dollars,  comb,  stamp, 
badge  No.  853,  whistle,  yellow  metal  cuff 
buttons,  key,  letters,  notebook.  August 
25th,  to  Carew  <fe  English,  for  wife. 

Bank  book  on  German  Savings  and  Loan 
Society  No.  64,611,  books,  papers,  trunks 
and  contents.  August  29th,  to  Public  Ad- 
ministrator. 

Purse,  yellow  metal  watch  No.  27,758,  yel- 
low metal  chain,  sleeve  buttons,  keys, 
knife,  spectacles,  roll  book,  papers. 
August  26th,  to  T.  Cognet  for  Mrs.  Wan- 


Yellow  metal  ring  (eleven  white  stones), 
yellow  metal  ring  (yellow  stones),  knife, 
comb.  August  28th,  to  A.  De  Martini. 


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DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896—  August  26  
August  28  . 

Louis  Hellvogt  

Yellow  metal  ring.  September  1st,  to  Mrs. 
Hellvogt. 

August  28... 

tents,  bag  and  contents.  September  14th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

August  29  
August  30  

.Rudolph  Miller  

dred  and  fifty  dollars,  No.  84,413;  forty- 
seven  and  72-100  dollars,  white  metal 
watch  No.  5,143,192.  August  29th.  to  Pub- 
lic Administrator. 

Sixty-one  and  25-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
chain,  white  metal  watch  No.  2,397,260, 
bank  book  on  Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan 
Society  No.  1,971,171,  key  to  505  Lyon 
street,  yellow  metal  charm.  August  31st, 
Amalie  Deckelman.  , 

August  Gerard 

case,  pipe,  knife,  keys,  yellow  metal  pin, 
Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society  bank 
book  No.  138,437,  trunk  and  contents, 
chest  and  contents,'  bag  and  contents, 
picture.  September  5th,  to  Matilda 
Dunn. 

Yellow  metal  chain,  white  metal  watch 

August  31  

Margaret  Crowlev 

No.  6,359,  white  metal  match  box,  knife, 
spectacles  and  pistol.  September  4th,  to 
Julia  Girard. 

Two  yellow  metal  rings  and   fifty  cents. 

August  81..., 

Peter  Owens 

September  4th,  to  Tim  Crowley. 

County  Treasury. 

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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


NAME. 


1896-August  31 Patrick  Qleason. 


September  3., 

September  4.. 
September  5.. 


Septembers, 


September  6.. 


September  7 , 


September  7.. 


September  11, 


Belle  Stevenson 


M.  Clark 


Charles  Stedman.... 


Rena  Garcia 


S.  Romero. 


William  Gatbmer,  alias 
William  Yachman... 


John  Duldon. 


Jeremiah  Bagley 


PKOPERTV  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


Thirty-five  cents,  rule,  purse,  keys,  knife, 
papers.  September  9th,  to  Mrs.  P. 
Gleason  by  P.  Powers. 

Ninety  cents,  purse,  hand  satchel,  bundle 
of  clothes,  cardboard  box  and  contents, 
and  telescope  basket.  September  14th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Knife,  pawn  ticket  No.  7,507,  bracelet. 
September  12tb,  to  Mrs.  Clark. 

Fifteen  cents,  yellow  metal  watch  No.  233,- 
419,  knife,  keys,  papers,  spectacles,  will 
dated  June  2,  1896,  shotgun,  canes,  trunk 
and  contents,  valise  and  contents.  Sep- 
tember 7th,  toGeo.  H.  Mastick,  attorney 
for  Administrator. 

Pistol,  yellow  metal  earrings  and  yellow 
metal  ring.  September  14th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Knife,  pistol,  spectacles,  five  cents,  letters. 
September  14th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Papers,  key,  box  of  old  shoes,  iron  lasts, 
iron  stand,  etc.,  and  key  to  G.  Holmbcrg 
(owner).  September  14th.  balance  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Purse,  razor,  spectacles  and  comb.  Sep- 
tember 14th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
ury. 

Key.  September  14th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 


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DATE. 


>-September  12 


September  14..., 


September  14 


September  14 .. 


September  14 


September  lf>... 


September  15. 


September  lit . 


NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

Jas.  Delee  

Twenty    cents,   purse     key   and    papers 

Sabino  Escobr  
Unknown  Man  
Mary  McNamara  
J.  E.  Moore  

September    14th,    to   City   and   County 
Treasury. 

Yellow    metal    pin.     September  14th,   to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Fifteen  cents  and  key.    November  20th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Bundle  of  clothes.    Januury  18th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasurer. 

Ten  cents,  whistle,  tobacco  box  and  key. 

Mrs.  E.  L.  Hays  
Simon  M.  Finn  

November    20th,   to    City    and    County 
Treasurer. 

Five  and  20-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  ring 
with  red  and  white  stones,  yellow  metal 
earring,  yellow  metal  breast  pin,  key  and 
ring,  yellow  metal  glove  buttoner,  knife, 
purse  and  papers.    September  loth,  to  E. 
L.  Hayes. 

Maurice  Clancey 

buttons,  yellow  metal  ring  (white  stone), 
white  metal  watch  No.  602,  yellow  metal 
cuff  buttons,  two  keys,  package  of  pap- 
ers, Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society 
bank  book  name  of  P.  Mellon  No.  108,648, 
Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society  bank 
book   No.   137,190,    trunk    and   contents. 
September  17th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Knife     November  °0th  to  City  and  County 

Treasurer 

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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVKRKD. 


September  25. 


1896— September  19....  |  Charles  McCallum ;  Three  bags  of  clothes, marine  glasses, spec- 
tacles, three  pictures  in  frames,  white 
metal  match  box,  five  cents,  old  silver 
coin,  yellow  metal  cuff  buttons,  scarfpin, 
yellow  metal  chain,  purse,  two  blue  over 
coats,  one  fur-lined  overcoat,  and  oilcoat. 
September  19th,  to  Andrew  Moore 
(cousin). 

F.  W.  Heinze Five  cents,  two  cigar  holders,  two  pairs  of 

spectacles,  yellow  metal  watch  No.  2,891, 
hair  chain,  yellow  metal  charm,  key, 
glass  cutter,  German  Savings  and  Loan 
Society  bank  boos  No.  109,926,  papers  and 
ring.  September  25th,  to  Mrs.  Hadley 
(daughter). 

Philippe  Segond One  hundred  and  forty-four  and  40-100  dol- 
lars, Mexican  dollar,  white  metal  watch, 
white  metal  rim  spectacles,  compasses, 
papers,  two  valises  and  contents.  Sep- 
tember 29th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Henry  Whinfleld Eighty  cents,  keys,  knife,  book  and  letters 

eye  glasses,  valise  'and  contents,  bundle 
of  clothes.  November  20th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

I.  B.  Coldwell Six  and  95-100  dollars,  white  metal  watch 

No.  U54,  yellow  metal  chain  and  charm, 
book  and  papers,  yellow  metal  sleeve 
buttons  (brown  stone),  keys  and  knife. 
September  29th,  keys  books  and  papers 
to  John  Daly.  October  2nd,  balance  to 
John  Daly. 

John  Blackburn  .  ...  Eighty-five  and  54-100  dollars,  yellow 
metal  watch  No.  113,273,  yellow  metal 
chain,  bunch  of  keys, knife,  book,  papers 
and  yellow  metal  ring,  to  W.  S.  Black- 
burn. 


September  25. 


September  29. 


September  29. 


October  1 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896— October  3. 


F.  E.  Luty.... 


October  3.. 
October  4.. 


October  4. 


P.  Reilly 

James  Lathlean, 

Unknown^Man . , 


October^.. 


October  5..., 


C.  Reed 


Lee  AhMee 


October  6 >  Qng  Ah  Chung 


October  7 I  Richard  Pringle , 


October  8. 


.  1  Edward  J.  Edgar. 

I 


Sixteen  and  10-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
watch  No.  6,766,  yellow  metal  watch 
chain,  yellow  metal  cuff  buttons,  yellow 
metal  collar  button,  yellow  metal  stud 
'white  stone),  keys,  spectacles,  pistol, 
knife,  wallet  and  papers.  October  7th,  to 
Ella  R.  Luty. 

Papers.    October  7th,  to  John  F.  Reilly. 

Thirty-five  cents,  papers,  purse,  yellow 
metal  watch  No.  180,936.  October  5th,  to 
Major  Lathlean. 

Fifteen  cents,  knife,  yellow  metal  rimmed 
spectacles.  November  20th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Knife.  November  20th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

One  and  65-100  dollars,  keys  and  papers. 
November  20th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Five  and  10-100  dollars,  purse,  keys  and 
papers,  handkerchief,  yellow  metal 
watch  No.  439,139,  yellow  metal  chain. 
October  6th,  to  Hoo  Gun  (wife). 

White  metal  chain,  key,  papers,  bag  and 
contents,  grip  and  contents,  bundle  of 
clothes.  November  20th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Fifteen  cents,  yellow  metal  chain,  account 
books,  knife.  November  20th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 


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DATE. 

NAME. 

•  PBOPERTY  AXD  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896    October  9  

James  Pierson  

Yellow  metal  chain,'  yellow  metal  watch, 

October  9  

William  Martin  

five  cents,  key.    October  10th  to  Mrs.  J, 
'iS.  Piersoii. 

One  and  50-100  dollars,'  keys,'papers,  Hum- 
boldt  Savings  and  Loan  Society  No.  9,083, 
two  certificates  Nos.  103  and  109  of  the 
Vulcan  Coal  Mining  Co.,  one  certificate 
No.  3  of  the  Inca  Gold  and  Silver  Mining 
Co.,  trunk  and  contents.   October  llth,  to 
H.  Fredericks,  on  order  of  Public  Admin- 
istrator. 

Yellow    metal    pin  (three  white  stones), 

/ 
October  11  

A  J  Kenny 

yellow  metal  earrings  (one  white  stone), 
white  metal  pin  (three  stones),  yellow 
metal  pin,  yellow  metal  glove  buttoner, 
yellow   metal  collar  button,  keys.    No- 
vember 4th,    shipped     to    Stockton    by 
order  of  and  to  Julia  A.  Travis  (mother). 

White  metal  watch,"  yellow  metal  cbainr 

October  1  1 

William  Ernst  

charm,  knife,  keys,  papers.  October  llth, 
to  M.  Kenney  (brother). 

White  metal  watch,  stud,  keys,  spectacles, 

October  11 

Nellie  Deady  

knife,  pistol,  trunk  and  contents.     No- 
vember 20th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
ury. 

Papers.      October^  12th,"  to  (Mary   Deady 

October.12  
October  13  

John  Armstrong  
Herman  Gardes  

(sister). 

Keys.    November  20th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Note   for   thirty-five    dollars    signed    by 
George  Creane.    October  15th,  |to  Henry 
Gardes. 

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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1S96— October  13. 


Jacob  Gravert. 


October~13.. 


October  13.. 


Benjamin  Asch 


David  T.  Stevens.. 


October'14. 


October  15.. 


October  15. 


George  Pabst . 
Frank  C.  Bell. 

E.  T.  Hicks... 


One  hundred  and  thirty-seven  and 
60-100  dollars,  keys  to  saloon  at  1524  Ken- 
tucky street,  papers,  yellow  metal 
watch,  No.  989,  yellow  metal  charm, 
green  charm,  one  and  25-100  dollars, 
purse,  gold  coins,  five  lottery  tickets 
Nos.  31,238,  39,531,  6,912,  21,012.  October 
13th,  key  of  safe  to  Mary  Weiss  by  order 
of  J.  V.  Coffey,  Judge  of  Superior  Court. 
October  24th,  balance  to  Benj.  Healey, 
attorney  for  executrix. 

Bicycle.  January  27, 1897,  to  W.  B.  Morrill 
order  of  I.  Asch. 

Thirty  cents,  keys,  knife,  yellow  metal 
link  buttons,  white  metal  watch  No. 
2,922,908,  pistol.  October  14th,  to  Annie 
E.  Stevens  'wife). 

Papers,  yellow  metal  button.  October 
15th,  to  Fred.  Kimball  (father-in-law). 

Ninety-one  cents,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  2,455,149,  yellow  metal  chain, 'purse, 
bunch  of  keys,  spectacles,  knife,  cork 
screw,  tobacco  pouch,  book.  October 
15th,  to  W.  P.  Lenfestey  (father  in-law). 

Twenty-two  and  50-100  dollars,'  yellow 
metal  watch  No.  770,474,  yellow  metal 
chain,  keys,  yellow  metal  ring,  (three 
white  stones),  yellow  metal  Odd  Fel- 
lows'pin,  .knife,  books,  papers,  two  yel- 
low metal  collar  buttons,  whistle,  yel- 
low metal  stud  with  white  stone.  October 
15th,  keys  to  Police  Officer  Reynolds. 
October  23d,  received  keys  from  Officer 
Reynolds  and  given  to  Mrs.  Gregory 
(sister).  October  19th,  balance  to  Mrs. 
Abbie  Hicks  Gregory,  Special  Executrix. 


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DATE.* 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896—  October  16 

Frank  Holland. 

Fifty  cents.    November  20th,  to  City  and 

October  i«  
October  16  

H.  Hendrickscn  
J.C.Moore  

County  Treasurer. 

Fourteen   and  45-100  dollars,  cards,  pipe, 
papers,  J  yellow  imetal  badge.    October 
21,  fourteen  and  45-100  dollars  to  H.  C. 
Porter  &  Co.  for  burial  expenses.    No- 
vember 20th,  balance  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Keys,  letters,  knife,  trunk  and  contents. 

October!"  
October  17  

J.  P.  Samson    
Jacob  Spath  

October  16th,  to  A.  Moore. 

Ten  and  40-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.     224,670,     yellow    metal    chain    and 
charm,  keys,  knife,  papers,  eye  glasses. 
October  17th,  to  A.  Kronberg  by  order  of 
Public  Administrator. 

Key   and   yellow£  metal    ring.     October 

October  18  

J.  J.  Richard  

17th,  ring  to  C.  J.  B.  Metzler  and  key  to 
Katz  &  Son. 

Magnifying  glass,  two  pairs  of  spectacles, 

October  20  

t 

Harry  Dryer  

match  box,  revolver,  valise  and  contents. 
November  20th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
urer. 

Four  and  55-100  dollars,  two  knives.    No- 
vember 20th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
urer. 

October  20.. 
October  21.. 


Jens  Ingmanson 


C.  H.Dorans,  alias  C'has. 
H.  James 


Bundle  of  clothes.  January  18, 1837,  to  City 
and  County  Treasurer. 

One  and  15-100  dollars,  spectacles,  key,  pap- 
ers and  knife.  November  20,  to  City  and 
Connty  Treasurer. 


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DATS. 


1896— October  22.... 


October 


October  24. 


October  24.... 


October  24.... 


October  25. 


October  28.. 


October  31.. 


November 


NAME. 


Julia  O'Neill. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


Yellow  metal  ring.    October  22,  to  Mary 
Tully. 


Ellen  Hummeltenberg    One  and  25-100  dollars,  purse.    November 
20th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 


William  Anderson Knife,  white    metal  sleeve  buttons,  pipe. 

November    20th,    to    City   and    County 
Treasurer. 


Prosper  Keisel 


W.  Oldenberg., 


Dan  McMahon 


A.  H.  Capelle.. 


David  Hoffman 


Ah  Gee. 


Yellow  metal  watch  No.  122,500,  seven  and 
95-100  dollars,  knife,  two  bunches  of  keys, 
comb,  papers  and  purse,  yellow  metal 
ring,  yellow  metal  chain.  October  24th, 
to  Mrs.  Keisel. 

White  metal  watch  No.  296,667,  key  and 
knife.  October  26th,  to  W.  E.  Oldenberg. 

Papers.  November  20th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Twenty  six  and  60-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
chain,  white  metal  watch  No.  418,923, 
yellow  metal  collar  button,  knife,  white 
metal  match  box,  bunch  of  keys,  book, 
papers,  pistol.  October  30,  to  Robert 
Capelle. 

Two  white  metal  rings,  one  yellow  metal 
ring,  white  metal  watch  No.  105,959,  yellow 
metal  chain,  yellow  metal  barrel  charm, 
match  box,  three  old  coins,  German  Sav- 
ings and  Loan  Society  bank  book  No. 
106,248,  bundle  of  clothes.  November  2nd, 
to  Public  Administrator. 

Bunch  of  keys,  knife,  bundle  of  clothes, 
November  2nd,  to  Wo  Youw  (cousin). 


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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896— November  3. . 


November?.. 


November  9.. 


November  9.. 


November  11. 


November  11. 


George  Futterer,  alias 
Geo.  Miller... 


Michael  Seligson 


Alonzo  L.  de  Clairmout 


Bertram  Watson 


William  Gade 


William  E.  Brown..., 


November  12. 


Unknown  Man 


San  Francisco  Savings  bank  book  No.  72,865. 
November  5th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Knife,  two  white  metal  cases,  keys,  cards 
and  wallet.  November  20th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Papers,  bundle  of  clothes.  November  10th, 
Clothes  to  Theo.  Dierks,  balance  to  R.  de 
Clairmont. 

Forty  cents,  key,  wallet  and  papers.  No. 
vember  20th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
urer. 

Two  yellow  metal  rings,  white  and  yellow 
metal  chain,  two  yellow  metal  studs, 
corkscrew,  keys,  book  and  papers,  white 
metal  watch  No.  149,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  93,152,  trunk  and  contents  and  bundle 
of  clothes.  November  20,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Ten  cents,  key,  yellow  metal  link  buttons, 
three  yellow  metal  collar  buttons,  pocket 
book,  note  book,  two  pawn  tickets  No's 
96,740,  and  35,788,  bundle  of  clothes.  No- 
vember 12th,  clothes  to  Carew  &  English. 
November  20th,  balance  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer.  f 

Cigar  holder,  pipe,  white  metal  chain, 
match  box,  yellow  metal  cuff  buttons, 
pistol.  November  20th,  all  but  pistol  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer.  March  10th, 
1897,  pistol  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 


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DATE. 


1896— November  I: 


November  14. 


November  1.3.. 


November  16. 


November  16., 


November  17. 


November  18. 


November  18. 


November  18... 


November  19. 


NAME. 


Sigmund  Strauss. . 


A.  A.  Wood 


William  Ulmann... 


Mrs.  L.  Johnson  .., 


A.  J.  Life 


Unknown  Woman. 


James  Childs 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


David  Sheehan 


One  and  55-100  dollars,  purse,  snuff  box, 
white  metal  head  cane,  white  metal  watch 
No.  2,492,  white  metal  chain,  bundle  of 
clothes.  November  12th,  clothes  to  Hal- 
sted  &  Co.,  balance  to  H.  Levy,  Secretary 
Pacific  Hebrew  Home. 

Thirteen  and  50-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
ring  (black  stone),  yellow  metal  cuff  but- 
tons, match  box,  book.  November  16.  to 
Mrs.  L.  D.  Hart. 

Six  and  50-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  chain, 
white  metal  watch.  November  16,  to 
Mrs.  K.  Ullmann. 

Three  pictures.  November  20,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Ten  cents,  knife,  purse,  two  account  books. 
November  20th ,  to  City  and  County  Treas 


Pair  of  yellow  metal  earrings.  November 
20th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Two  and  25-100  dollars,  purse,  knife,  keys, 
yellow  metal  sleeve  buttons.  November 
21,  to  W.  W.  Childs. 

Knife,  key,  papers,  match  box.  January 
18th,  1897,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 


W.  H.  Johnson. . . 


J.  Giacomini 


Scarf   pin. 
Johnson. 


November   19th,   to    Charles 


Twenty-six   cents,   knife,   key  and  book. 
January  18th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 

ury. 


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DATE. 

NAMK. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1896—  November  2!  — 

August  Parendi  

Twenty-seven  and    50-100    dollars,    white 

metal  watch  No.  115,  white  metal  chain, 

keys,  menthol  glass,  yellow  metal  ring, 

purse,  knife,  Forester  badge,  pipe,  papers, 

hammer,  strings.    November  22d,  to  W. 

H.  Godkin.by  order  Mrs.  A.  Parendi. 

November  22.... 

Wm.  Weatherall  

Two  and  75-100  dollars,  white  metal  watch, 

cigarette  holder,  two  keys.    November 

24th,  to  Johanna  Weatherall. 

November  2  1  .... 

Thos.  Pladget 

Fortv  C6iits    knife    yellow    iu6tRl  ch&in 

white  metal  watch  No.  10,700,  purse,  keys, 

rule.    November  30th,  to  John  Brickwe- 

del,  order  of  Public  Administrator. 

November  2-:.... 

George  Brook  s  

Five   cents,     yellow   metal   chain,    white 

metal   watch   No.   75,154,    white     metal 

badge   No.  42,    pipe,   spectacles,    knife, 

papers.    November  26th,  to  J.  M.  Brooks. 

November  2r  

Monta  Kelling  ,.... 

Purse.     January    18,   1897,   to     City     and 

County  Treasury. 

November  26  

Unknown  Man  

Purse,  Canadian  shilling,  key,  white  metal 

pin.    January  18,  1897,  to  City  and  County 

Treasury. 

November  28  

J.W.Daly  

Purse,  [spectacles,  knife,  two  keys,  book. 

January    18,   1897,    to   City   and    County 

Treasury. 

December  J  

Louis  Schaufele  

Twenty  and  60-100  dollars,    yellow  metal 

chain,    white    me^al  watch  No.  348,641, 

purse,  keys,  match  box,  three  memor- 

andum  books,   eye    glasses.    December 

2nd,  H.  J.  Scnaufele  (son). 

December  1  

Fillipa  Catalan  o  

Yellow  ,'metal   ring.  key.    December  14th, 

to  F.  Murini  (order  of  wife). 

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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896— December  '2 

December  2 

December  4  ...  , 

December  4 

December  0.  .. 


December  c 


December  7 


December!). 


George  L.  Barnes Purse,  three  keys.    January  18th,  to  City 

and  County  Treasurer. 

Harry  Thompson Thirty-five  cents,    letters,    book,    papers. 

I  December  28th,  to  C.  H.  Brooks  (order  of 
wife). 

Patrick  Regan Keys.    December  4th,  to  Miss  L.  B.  Regan. 

Daniel  Shea Papers.    December  5th,  to  P.  Driscoll. 


Mrs,     Jndkins, 
Lizzie  Emerson 


Robert  Nagler 


J.  G.  Cavanaugli 


Heph/jbah  Robbs 


Chain,  bracelet  and  locket,  key,  three  yel- 
low metal  rings,  one  earring,  trunk  and 
contents.  December  18th,  two  rings  to 
Sadie  Taylor  (her  property).  January 
18th,  balance  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
urer. 

.Three  and  10-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
watch  No.  3,052,  white  metal  watch  No. 
2,611,165,  .white  metal  chain,  keys,  eye 
glasses,  knife,  papers,  valise  and  con- 
tents. January  18th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Fifty  cents,  knife,  purse,  papers.  January 
18th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Bank  book  on  San  Francisco  Savings 
Union,  No.  77,272,  white  and  black  metal 
watch  No.  563,121,  two  and  80-100  dollars, 
keys,  two  trunks  and  contents.  Decem- 
ber 21st,  bank  book  and  two  and  80-100 
dollars  to  H.  C.  Porter  &  Co.  for  burial 
expenses.  January  18th,  balance  to  City 
and  County  Treasurer. 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1896— December  9 , 


L.  F.  Kramer. 


December  12 


December  12 


John  G.  Locke . . . 


December  13 


December  13 , 


December  14 


December  14 


December  14 


W.  Harael. 


W.  J.  Trewella . 


Jacob  Hanes  ... 


C.  H.  Wheeler 


Ann  Allen, 


George  Frank, 


.  One  and  55-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  3,227,  white  metal  chain,  check  on 
Crocker,  Woolworth  Bank,  No.  20,011,  for 
three  hundred  and  sixty  dollars,  papers, 
keys,  match  box,  spectacles,  valise  and 
contents.  December  14th,  to  Public  Ad- 
ministrator. 

Keys,  yellow  metal  ring,  memorandum 
book,  papers,  knife,  yeilow  metal  chain, 
white  metal  watch,  marked  J.  G.  L.," 
white  metal  knife,  pistol,  Webster  spell- 
er. December  14th,  to  Frank  H.  Locke. 

Yellow  metal  watch  No.  T2633,  yellow 
metal  chain,  spectacles,  4  keys,  one  to 
house  No.  3,422  Eighteenth  street, letters, 
yellow  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  coin. 
December  12th  and  14th  to  Public  Admin- 
istrator. 

Yellow  metal  lodge  pin,  book,  papers, 
white  metal  watch  No.  2,901,910,  shotgun, 
December  14th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Papers,  valise  and  contents.  January  18th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Nineteen  and  90-100  dollars,  knife,  eye 
glasses,  keys,  match  box,  yellow  metal 
cuff  buttons,  yellow  metal  stud  (red 
stone),  memorandum  books,  papers.  De- 
cember 14th,  to  Mrs.  Wheeler  (wife). 
f 

Yellow  metal  ring.  December  14th,  to 
Thomas  Allen  (husband). 

Seventy-five  cents,  knife,  bunch  of  keys. 
January  18th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
ury. 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


1896— December  16  ....     Henry  Blanken. 


December  17 Max  Langevin... 


December  18  ....     Frank  Brown 


December  19  . . 


William  Hannaford 


December  21 


M.D.Nile.. 


December  22  ....  '  F.  W.  Stein 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


White  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  ring. 
January  18th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Thirty -eight  and  30-100  dollars,  two  yellow 
metal  rings,  keys,  package  of  yellow 
metal,  white  metal  watch,  yellow  metal 
chain,  knife,  two  pair  spectacles,  wallet, 
papers,  account  book,  two  valises  and 
contents.  December  17th,  to  H.  T.  Atkin- 
son (son-in-law). 

Three  and  55-100  dollars,  bunch  of  keys, 
knife,  papers,  yellow  metal  chain,  yel- 
low metal  watch  No.  130,419,  five  cents, 
trunk  and  contents,  bag  and  contents. 
January  18th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
ury. 

Yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal  badge, 
pawn  tickets  Nos.  7,221,  7,223  on  Uncle 
Ike's  of  Sacramento,  California,  yellow 
metal  locket  (white  stone).  December 
19th,  to  Mrs.  S.  F.  Cole  (sister). 

Eyeglasses,  knife,  keys,  yellow  metal  cuff" 
buttons,  pawn  ticket  No.  58,483,  on  M.  J. 
Franklin's  loan  office,  pawn  ticket  No. 
9,923,  on  G.  Aronson's  loan  office,  yellow 
metal  chain,  papers.  January  18th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Forty  cents,  white  metal  watch  No.  54,440, 
pistol,  purse,  key,  bank  book  on  German 

-  Savings  and  Loan  Society  No.  94,903, 
papers,  deeds,  nineteen  boxes  cigars, 
valise  and  contents.  December  26th,  to 
Public  Administrator. 


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DATE. 


1806— December  23 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


Francis  Bajunen 


December  25  —    (Jhris  Nelson , 


Fifteen  cents,  pipe,  papers,  note  No.  70  for 
one  hundred  dollars,  and  one  for  one 
hundred  and  fifty  dollars  No.  21,  signed 
Robert  Hernberg.  December  26th,  to 
Public  Administrator. 

One  and  95-100  dollars,  knife,  key.  January 
18th,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 


December  26 , 


Otto  G.  Heuser. 


Pistol,  books.    January  18th,  to  City  "and 
Count y  Treasury. 


December  26  , 


Aristide  Bearnes 


Knife,  papers.    January  18th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 


December  27 Frank  Rabbage 


December  27 


December  27 


December  28 


December  29  . . . 


December  30 


1897— January  1 


EliDuval 


Maurice  M.  Golden  .. 


Alonzo  P.  Boyd 


Chu    Chang,    alias   Ju! 
Jing 


!K.  R.  Jersen 


Thorn  as  .1.  Palmer 


Letters,  memorandum  book.  January  18th , 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

One  lead  dollar,  knife,  key,  papers,  wallet. 
December  28th,  to  Lillian  Duval. 

Yellow  metal  ring,  book,  two  handker- 
chiefs. December  27th,  to  Mrs.  M.  Gol- 
den^(wife). 

Purse,  cards,  pistol.  January  18th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Twenty -six  and  40-100  dollars,  keys,  papers. 
December  29th,  to  Ju  Lee  Keong 
(brother). 

Key  to  house  No.  ^8  Federal  street.  De- 
cember 30th,  to  Mrs.  Hansen  (niece). 

Thirty-five  cents,  key,  purse  and  papers. 
January  6th,  key  to  C.W.  Opdyke  (owner). 
March  10th,  balance  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— January  2. 


Frank  H.  Brockman..  Knife,  key,  fifty-five  cents,  suit  of  clothes 
hat,  shoes.  January  2nd,  shoes,  hat, 
clothes  to  California  Undertakers,  bal- 
ance to  W.  II.  Eastman  (brother-in-law). 


January  4. , 


January  6. . . 


Barbara  Groom. . . 


P.  W.  Sheurich 


January  9 Wm  McKinney., 


January  9 Bobert  Crawford 


January  9 Fred  Du  Jardin . , 


January  10 


January  10. 


January  11.. , 


Anna  Burket — 


Charles  Weber. 


Kaspar  Burri. .. 


One  and  20-100  dollars,  purse,  white  metal 
buckle, letter,  valise  and  contents,  bundle 
of  clothes.  January  4th,  to  J.  M.  Groom 
(brother). 

White  metal  watch,  chain,  knife.  March 
10th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Four  dollars.  January  13th,  to  C.  McKin- 
ney (brother). 

Thirty  cents,  papers,  pawn  tickets  on  Lich- 
enstein  &  Son  No.  12,063  for  watch  and 
chain,  two  grips  and  contents,  two  hats. 
January  26th,  to  C.  D.  McDuffiie  (order  of 
brother). 

Cash,  two  and  85-100  dollars,  knife,  books. 
January  8th,  books  to  Mount  Shasta 
Mineral  Water  Company,  balance  to  Etta 
Du  Jardin. 

Yellow  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  earrings, 
bundle  of  clothes.  January  14th,  to  Ed- 
ward Burket  (husband). 

Yellow  metal  cuff  button  (white  (stone), 
yellow  metal  collar  button.  March  10th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Purse,  white  metal  watch,  yellow  metal 
chain,  two  keys,  papers,  spectacles,  knife, 
trunk  and  contents.  January  28th,  to  J 
V.  Gantner  (for  brother). 


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DATE. 


1897— January  11. 


January  13.. 


January  15., 


January  15.. 


January  15.. 


January  15.. 


January  If... 


January  17. 


January  18., 


January  18 


NAME. 


Ella  Smith,  alias  Ella 
Taggart 


Alex  McNaughton 


Charles      Schulz,      Or 
Brims  Schulz 


John  Hansen  Weding. 


George  \V.  Saw  in 


John  Ralston. 


John  Nash 


Robert  Michael . 


Robert  Killip 


William  Hubbard. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


Papers.  January  llth,  to  Public  Adminis- 
trator. 

Knife,  keys,  spectacles.  March  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

White  metal  watch,  yellow  metal  chain, 
A.  O.  U.  W.  badge,  papers.  March  10th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Fifteen  cents.  March  10th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Five  spoons,  letters,  Bible.  March  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  pin  (three  white  and  green 
stones),  letters,  trunk  and  contents.  Jan- 
18th,  to  R.  Madden,  by  Valenti,  Marini  & 
Company. 

Bank  book,  Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan 
;  Society  No.  2,121,186,  papers,  spectacles, 
valise  and  contents,  bundle  of  clothes. 
January  26th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Black  chain  (yellow  metal  ornaments),  yel- 
low metal  A.  O.  TJ.  W.  badge,  letters, 
papers,  accountbook,  valise  and  contents, 
bundle  of  clothes.  January  22nd,  to  Fred 
Michael  (son).  ; 

Sixty  cents,  knife,  white  metal  chain,  pap- 
ers, valise  and  contents.  March  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Five  cents,  knife,  white  metal  watch,  yel- 
low metal  chain,  papers.    March  10th,  to 
•  City  and  County  Treasurer. 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— January  19. 
January  20., 
January  120., 
January  22.. 

January  22. . 


Mrs.  McLeod 


David  Morrisey.. 


Lawrence  Sutton. 


R.  S.  Harris. 


Richard  Binder... 


January  23.  J.  A.  Weaver , 


January  23., 


Fong  Ching. 


January  23.. 


January  26., 


A.  H.  Griesbach. 


William  Blake..., 


Paper,  gloves,  handkerchief.  March  10th 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Spectacles,  cards,  receipt,  keys.  January 
23rd,  to  Frank  Morrisey  (son). 

Book  and  papers.  January  23rd,  to  James 
Sutton  (nephew). 

White  metal  watch,  yellow  metal  chain, 
pistol,  knife,  seventy-three  cents,  purse, 
key.  February  23,  to  Alonzo  J.  Harris 

(brother). 

Twenty-five  cents,  bank  book  German  Sav- 
ings and  Loan  Society  No.  18,944,  yellow 
metal  watch  No.  5,338,893,  yellow  metal 
chain,  knife,  key,  papers,  deed  to  land  in 
Santa  Clara  County,  Cal.  January  30th,  to 
Henry  Binder  (brother). 

Purse,  yellow  metal  ring.  January  30th,  to 
T.  R.  Weaver  of  San  Jose  (by  mall  per 

order). 

Sixty-two  and  70-100,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  20,  yellow  metal  chain  and  charm  , 
yellow  metal  ring  (white  stone),  knife, 
keys,  papers,  match  box  (jade  stone}) 
white  metal  coin,  yellow  metal  ornament 
January  24th,  to  Chun  Shee  (wife).  Jan- 
uary 29th,  white  metal  coin,  yellow  metal 
ornament  to  T.  D.  Riorden  (for  wife). 

Purse,  black  metal  watch,  cane,  match  box 
keys,  wallet,  papers.  March  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer, 

Fifteen  cents,  key.  February  4th,  to  H. 
W.  Blake  (son). 


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DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1897—  January  27  

Angus  McMillan  

Five  cents,  yellow  metal  cufl'  buttons,  let- 
ters, account  book,  keys,  trunk  and  con. 
tents.    March  6th,  to  W.  E.  Burns  (order 
of  brother). 

Yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal  watch 

January  30  
January  30  

Maria  ;Sprinznik  
Franz  Wolf  

No.  13,209,  purse,  one  and  5-100   dollars, 
spectacles,    yellow    metal    stud,    (white 
stone),   yellow  metal   ring,   two   yellow 
metal  buttons.'keys,  knife,  rule,  snuff  box, 
matchbox,  book,  papers.    January  30th, 
to  J.  W.  Wolf  (son-in-law). 

Yellow  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  earrings, 
bank  book  German  Savings  and   Loan 
Society  No.  81,819,  purse.    February  1st, 
to  Franz  Sprinznik  (husband). 

Yellow  metal  pin  (red  and  white  stones), 

February  1  

Charles  L  Woest      ... 

yellow    metal     sleeve    buttons,     pistol. 
March  10th,  to  City  and  County  Treas- 
urer. 

February  2  

Ah  Gwo  

1  Woest. 
One  and  20-100  dollars,  purse,  keys,  whistle, 

February  2  
February  2  

George  A.  Brush  
Frank  Fox  

papers,  knife.    February  3rd,  to  Lee  Jan 
(brother;. 

Yellow,  metal  chain,  white  metal  watch 
:No.  136,357,  knife/book,  eighteen  dollars. 
February  3rd,  to  Edward  Burden  (order 
of  wife). 

Papers.    February  5th,  to  H.  C.  Porter  and 
Company. 

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DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1897    February  4 

John  Trapp 

papers,  bag  and  contents.    March  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

P  W  Winkiey 

rule,   specs,   lottery   tickets    on     Little 
Louisiana  Lottery  Company  No.  50,997. 
February  5th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Comb,  key,  specs     March  10th,  to  City  and 

February  4  
February  8  

February  8 

Walter  Harris  
Richard  Lambert  

Donienlco  Arbini. 

County  Treasury. 

Five  cents,  knife.    March  10th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Twelve  and  25-100  dollars,  purse,   yellow 
metal     sleeve    buttons,     knife,     specs, 
marker,  syringe,  key,  letters.    February 
8th  to  Mrs.  Fowzer  (sister). 

Book,  papers  and  purse.     March    10th  to 

February  10    ... 

Ponald  Fleming  

City  and  County  Treasury. 
One  and  54-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  chain, 

February  11  ... 

G  A  Nelson 

yellow  metal  locket,  key.  February  13th, 
to  W.  S.  Fleming  (brother). 

One  hundred  and  eight  and  60-100  dollars 

February  12  

Fong  Bow  

wallet,  yellow  metal    watch  No.  47,317, 
yellow  metal  chain    and   charm,  specs, 
knife   and   papers.     February    12th,   to 
Public  Administrator. 

Purse,  keys  and  papers.    February  13th,  to 

February  16  

Laurence  E.  Crane  

2    Fong  Youe  (cousin). 

Forty  cents,  white  metal  watch,  yellow 
metal  chain,  memorandum  book,  papers. 
February  16th,  to  J.  H.  Boden. 

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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— February  19.... 


Carl  Paulson. 


February  19 Helmann  Bander 


February  20. 


February  _21... 


February  22. 


February  23. 


Daniel  J.  Booney.... 


J.  Wilson , 


Wong  Fook 


White  metal  watch  No.  132,  yellow  metal 
ring  (black  stone),  knife,  key,  pawn  ticket 
No.  39,693,  papers,  eyeglasses,  yellow 
metal  scarf  pin,  purse.  February  24th,  to 
Selina  Paulson  (wife). 

Four  and  20-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  25,975,  yellow  metal  chain,  charm, 
white  metal  watch  No.  160,  yellow  metal 
ring  (red  stone),  yellow  metal  ring,  pair 
of  white  cuff  buttons,  purse,  keys,  papers, 
bunk  book  German  Savings  and  Loan 
Society  No.  54,658,  bank  book  San  Fran- 
cisco Savings  Union  No.  7,557-.  trunk  and 
contents.  February  23rd,  to  Public 
Administrator. 

Twenty  cents,  white  metal  watch  No. 
46.043,  yellow  metal  chain  and  locket, 
yellow  metal  cuff  buttons,  yellow  metal 
collar  button,  eyeglasses,  papers,  letters, 
etc.,  valise  and  contents,  two  suits  of 
clothes,  hat,  overcoat.  February  21st,  to 
Thomas  H.  Booney  (brother). 

Knife,  five  cents.  March  10th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Purse,  whistle,  papers.  February  23rd,  to 
Wong  Goong  (cousin). 


Edward  McNamara...!  Bank  book  Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan 
Society  No.  21,903,  specs,  purse,  key  to  No. 
2  Bacon  street  (in  rear).  February  24th, 
to  Public  Administrator. 

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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— February  26 


February  28 


February  28. 


March  1. 


John  M.  Fitzgibbons 


March  1. 


March  2 


March  3. 


March  3. .  . 


March  5. 


March  5 


March  7. 


Charles  Cross 


C.  F.  Hirsch 


Gottlieb  Bippstein 


Bichard  Carnell 


William  Patterson... 


Bichard  Byan i 


John  M.  Oakley 


Jane  Angus,  alias  Jam- 
Young  or  Jane  Wal- 
lace   


Louis  Goscli . . . 


Bobert  Heinsius 


Thirty-five  cents,  whistle,  star  No.  16,  yel- 
low metal  and  hair  watch  chain,  yellow 
metal  rimmed  specs,  [keys,  letters. 
February  26th,  to  W.  E.  White  (son-in- 
law). 

j  Letters,  valise  and  contents.    March  10th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Box  of  papers.  March  10th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Thirty-nine  and  50-100  dollars,  yellow 
metal  ring,  letters.  March  3d,  to  Anna 
Bippstein  (wife). 

Letters  and  papers.  March  2d,  to  F.  M.  P. 
Lake. 

Keys,  book.  March  6th,  to  Mrs.  A.  Pet- 
terson. 

One  hundred  and  sixty-eight  and  85-100 
dollars,  spectacles,  razor,  knife,  papers. 
March  3d,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Yellow  metal  ring.  March  10th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 


Two  Bibles.  March  10th,  to  City  an  d 
County  Treasury. 

Twenty  cents.  March  10th,  tp  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Sixty  five  cents,  keys,  knife,  papers 
valise  and  contents.  March  10th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 


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DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1897—  March  7  

John  Foley 

March  8  

March  8  
March  8.  . 

A.  T.  Sullivan  

Jacob  Kaspar  
Ed  McLaughlin... 

March  10th,  badge  to  Gus  Klopper,  bal- 
ance to  Mrs.  John  Foley. 

Five  and  20-100  dollars,  souvenir,  yellow 
metal  watch  No.  H.  6,639,  yellow  metal 
chain  and  charm,  keys,  d'iary,  revolver 
belonging  to  police  officer.     March  8th, 
to  Robert  Sullivan  (brother).  March  loth, 
revolver  to  officer  B.  Harter. 

Yellow  metal  ring,  letters.     March  10th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

March  8  

Genie  Mann  

low  metal  shirt  button.    March  8th,  to 
Thomas  McLaughlin  (brother). 

March  10  
March  12.  .  . 

William  Hennessey  . 
William  Freese  . 

yellow  metal  ring  (dark  stone).    March 
10th,  to  City  and  City  Treasury. 

Five  cents,  compass,   match  box,    knife, 
keys,  pistol.    March  10th,  pistol  to  Ser- 
geant Donovan.     May  19th,  balance  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

March  13  

Harry  Schuhl  

white  metal  watch,  yellow  metal  sleeve 
buttons,  yellow  metal  ring  (dark  stone), 
book,  pistol,  keys.    March  16th,  to  Henry 
Toepke  (step-father). 

Knife,  kev.    May  19th,  to  City  and  Countv 

March  13  
March  13  

Ernst  Halmhuber  
John  Bennett  

Treasury. 

Knife,  two  keys,  eyeglasses,  papers,  pistol' 
May  19th,  to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Keys,  Knife,  purse.    March  17th,  to  D.  G. 

Bennett  (son), 

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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED.  , 


1897-March  15.. 


March  17. 


March  17. 


March  20.. 


March  20., 


March  21.. 


March  22.. 


March  22. . 
March  23., 


J.  W.  Goodhue., 


W.  Sherrington. 


John  Boyd. .. 


Lewis  W.  Faber.... 


D.  M.  Gilbert 


Patrick  Rush. 


Frederick  A.  Wheeler. 


Robert  Taylor.., 


Celini  Snamenatzky, 
alias  Mrs.  E.  Robert 
son 


Fifty  and  30-100  dollars,  yellow  metal 
watch  No.  E1449,  yellow  metal  chain, 
knife,  four  keys  wallet,  book,  papers, 
yellow  metal  stud.  March  15th,  to  Miss 
G.  E.  Goodhue  (daughter). 

Spectacles.  May  19th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Pistol.  May  19th  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Knife,  four  keys.  March  22nd,  to  C.  J. 
Faber  (brother). 

Key  to  No.  174  Clementina  street,  Flat  No. 
3;  papers.  March  27th,  key  to  Crim  & 
Co.  May  19th,  balance  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Deeds,  papers,  key  to  house  corner  Yolo 
and  Rhode  Island  streets.  March  22nd, 
to  E.  Rush  (sou). 

Yellow  metal  watch  No.  1,340,031,  yellow 
metal  charm,  yellow  metal  chain,  white 
metal  matchbox,  two  yellow  metal  pins, 
purse,  papers,  keys,  will,  two  valises, 
bundle  of  clothes.  March  27th,  to  Mrs.  L. 
Morey  (Executrix). 

Seventy  cents,  eye  glasses,  papers.  March 
22nd,  to  Robert  Taylor,  Jr. 

Twenty-eight  and  60-100  dollars,  three  for- 
eign coins,  two  pawn  tickets  on  Sixth 
Street  Loan  Office,  Nos.  2,560,  2,761,  pawn 
ticket  on  Golden  Gate  Loan  Office,  No. 
16,951,  keys,  papers,  three*  trunks  and  con- 
tents, box  and  contents,  sewing  machine. 
March  26th,  to  Public  Administrator. 


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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1897—  March  23  

Mrs.  Brady 

Yellow  metal  ring,  black  ring.  March  24th, 

March  26  

James  Costello  

to  McAvoy  &  Gallagher  by  order  of 
Mary  G.  Nealon. 

March  26  

L.  H.  Fink  

6,512,  hair  chain,  keys,  papers,  pistol. 
March  28th,  to  J.  McCauley  (brother-in- 
law). 

Forty-one  dollars,  papers,  knife,  key,  two 

March  28.  ... 

Marie  Marchall  ... 

memorandum  books.  March  27th,  to 
Miss  Ella  Fink. 

March  30  
April  2  

W.  Newton  
Miles  D  Carev 

Savings  Union,  No.  47,419,  bank  book  on 
San  Francisco  Savings  Union,  No.  30,932, 
bank  book  on  French  Bank,  No.  5,207,- 
bank  book  on  Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan 
Society,  No.  4,21fe,  two  dollars,  bank  book 
on  Cosmopolitan  Deposit  and  Savings 
Bank,  No.  4,120,  papers,  keys  to  house 
No.  421  Powell  street,  whistle,  hand- 
satchel.  April  7tb,  to  John  H.  Durst,  at- 
torney for  Josephine  Rogers,  (special  ad- 
ministrator). 

Pistol,  purse.  May  19th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

April  2  

metal  cuff  buttons,  April  2nd,  to  Lydia 
Carey  (wife). 

Papers  hair  chain  trunk    May  19th  to  City 

April  3 

and  County  Treasurer. 

April  6  

Katherine  Spear  

May  19th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  ring,  purse.  May  19th,  to- 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

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DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 

1897—  April  6    .  . 

H.  Rubon 

White    metal   watch   No.    21-1,534,    yellow 

April  7 

J  W  Kluthass 

metal  chain  and  charm,   yellow   metal 
pin  [(white   stone),   keys,   yellow   metal 
sleeve  buttons,  wallet,  papers,  trunk  and 
contents.    May  19th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer." 

Papers.    Mav   19th,  to    City   and   County 

April  7 

M  C  O'Connor              . 

Treasurer. 

April  8  

W.  Haubrich     

eyeglasses.    April  7th,  to  J.  S.  O'Connor 
(son). 

Knife.      April    16th,    to    L.    B.    Haubrich 

!          April  <i  

April  i1  

April  11  
April  I.1  

T.  H.  Nelson  

Frank  Hanlon  

William  Eraser  

Lulu    Jobberns,    alias 
Mrs.  R.  Walker  

(brother). 

Three  and  5-100  dollars,  spectacles,  yellow 
metal   watch   No.    13,880,    yellow    metal 
chain,  two  bunches  of  keys,  two  books, 
cuff  buttons.    April  9tb,  to  A.  S.  Nelson 
(son). 

Yellow  metal  watch  No.  1,210,207.  May  19th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Thirty  cents,  purse.    April  12th,  to  S.  P. 
Fraser  (father). 

Seven    and    45-100    dollars,   yellow   metal 

watch  No.  19,817,  two  yellow  metal  rings, 
yellow  metal  ring  (white  and  red  stones), 
yellow  metal  ring  and  hart,  one  red  ring, 
yellow  metal  ring  (dark  stone),  purse, 
card  case,  yellow  metal  chain,  locket, 
yellow  metal  chain,  locket,  papers,  three 
keys,  white  metal  cross,  photograph,  two 
trunks  and  contents.  April  19th,  to  E. 
1  B.  Bendall  on  cable  message  from  IX 
Jobberns  (father.) 


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DATE. 


1397-Aprill2.. 
April  14., 


April  15. . 
April  18.. 


April  20.. 


April  21., 


April 


April  23. 


April  25. 


NAMK. 


Adolph  Schulte.. 


.  P.  Kolb 


PROPERTY  AXD  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


George  Williams. 


Sophie  Miller 


Papers.  May  19th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Three  and  20-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  chain 
and  charm,  white  metal  watch  No.  1,976, 
stud  (white  stone),  bank  book  San  Fran- 
cisco Savings  Union  No.  78,719,  Grand 
Army  badge,  letters,  papers,  keys,  specta- 
cles, deed  for  lots,  27,  28,29  block  73,  plat 
1  of  Long  Island,  New  York,  10  shares 
North  Comstock  Mining  Company  No. 
167,  valise  and  contents,  bundle  of 
clothes.  April  loth  to  Public  Ad- 
ministrator. 

.    Papers.    April  19th,  to  Public  Administra- 
tor. 

One  and  20-100  dollars,  knife,  whistle,  key 
to  room  17  Sixth  street.  April  19th,  to 
Joseph  C.  Tittel  (son). 


David  Morris Yellow  metal  shirt  button  (white  stone;, 

three  knives,  purse,  papers,  scissors, 
comb,  match  box.  May  19th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Mrs.  Devechi Yellow  metal  ring,  yellow  metal  pin,  yel- 
low metal  earrings  (white  stone).  April 
21,  to  George  Devechi  (husband). 


Albert  Wardwell 


Joseph  B.  Armstrong. 


P.  II.  O'Brien. 


Yellow   metal    ring,    rafcor,   pistol.     April 
24th,  to  Josephine  Wardwell  (wife) 

Ten  cents,  bundle  of  keys,  rule,  yellow 
metal  shirt  stud,  pipe.  April  23d,  to  Mrs. 
.T.  K.  Armstrong. 


White  metal  ring. 
O'Brien  (son). 


April  26th,  to  J.   W, 


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DATK. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— April  26. 


Joseph  Dos  Santos..., 


April  27., 
April  28., 
April  28. 


April  28. 
April  29. 

April  30 

May  2... 
MayS... 

May  4... 


Paul  Bachley 

Dr.J.  C'.  McCall 

F.  H.  Bowley 

NgHow 

Joseph  F.  Schuster... 


Two  and  85-100  dollars,  knife,  keys,  papers, 
trunk  and  contents,  valise  and  contents. 
May  1st,  to  Mrs.  F.  Marshall  (daughter). 

Knife,  letters,  key,  pistol.  May  19th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Knife,  brass  check.  May  19th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Yellow  metal  rimmed  spectacles,  twenty- 
five  cents.  April  30th,  to  J.  A.  McDonald 
(order  of  wife). 

Keys,  whistle.    April  29th,  to  Chow  Yung. 

Yellow  metal  ring.  May  19th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 


Maurice  Maloney I  Thirty  cents,  two  purses,  papers,  spectacles 

keys.      May   19th,  to    City   and  County 
Treasury. 


....  !  Edward  Cuadro... 


Unknown  Man. 


Dr.  J.  J.  Robertson  .. 


May  5.... 


May  6. 


Marko  Stampalia. 


Arthur  G.  Kemp, . 


Twenty-five  cents,  knife,  papers.  May  19th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Five  cents,  pocket  lamp,  keys,  leather  case 
and  contents.  May  19th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  cuff  buttons,  knife,  white 
metal  watch,  yellow  metal  pin  (white 
stone)  card  case,  letters,  papers,  um- 
brella, cane,  two  valises  and  contents 
and  bundle  of  clothes,  May  6th,  to  J.  B. 
Ryan  and  H.  James  by  order  of  Public 
Administrator. 

T^n  cents,  comb,  knife,  keys.  May  19th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Letter,  papers,  valise  and  contents.  May 
19th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 


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TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATK. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM 

DELIVERED. 

1897-  May  6 Patrick  McGillen 


May  8 

Laban  E  Turner 

May  9                .   . 

Robert  Ruberti 

Aiav  If*    

May  10 

May  12 

May  14 

May  n  

R.  Lindow  

Mnv  M... 


Molinari  Guiseppc1. 


Sixty-five  cents,  knife,  razor,  rule,  two  pair 
spectacles,  prayer  book,  one  yellow  metal 
cuff  button.  May  19th,[to  City>nd  County 
Treasurer. 

Keys,  knife,  yellow\metal  ring,  thimble, 
purse.  May  19th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  chain  aud~charm,'  bunch  of 
keys,  note  book,  letters,'  trunk  and  con- 
tents, two  valises  and  contents,  one  bun- 
dle. May  19th,  to  City  and  CountyTreas- 
urer. 

Yellow  metal  stud  (white  stone)  two  yel- 
low metal  chains,  yellow  metal  watch, 
papers,  shotgun.  May  19th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasurer. 

Papers,  yellow  metal  chain,  white  metal 
watch,  bag  and  contents,  basket  and  con- 
tents. May  19tb,  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Keys,  knife,  yellow  metal  pin.  May  19th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  watch,  note  No.  7,249.  May 
14th,  to  Charles  Lehmann  (father). 

Five  cents,  knife,  keys,  wallet  and  papers, 
two  pawn  tickets  on  G.  Aronson,  No. 
10,596  and  10,719,  pistol,  watchworks.  May 
19th,  to  City  and  County  Treasurer. 

Two  and  10-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch, 
note  No.  154,917,  yellow  metal  chain  and 
charm,  keys,  knife,  two  yellow  metal 
tubes,  fifty  shares  Carrara  Marble  Quar- 
ry of  Amador  County,  Cal.,  No.  50.  Chest 
and  contents.  May  18th,  .to  A.  Franco- 
vich  and  D.  Delucivicn,  President  and 
Secretary  of  Fishermen's  Union. 


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DATE. 


NAMK. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— May  16.... 


May  18. 


May  19. . 


May  19. 


May  21. , 


May  23.. 


May  24., 


May  27. 


May  28.. 


Henry,  Tintrup. 


Ivor  Wyland 


Unknown  Man.. 


H.P.Meyers 


James  Ardery 


Louis  Bertos.. 


IJarnett  Stone 


J.  S.  Bennet. 


Elizabeth  Frebolen... 


J.  Brown,  alias  Adams. 


G.  S.  T.  Newell 


Thirty  cents,  yellow  metal  watch  No. 
335,361,  keys,  yellow  metal  cuff  buttons, 
purse,  yellow  metal  chain.  June  7th,  to 
Elizabeth  Tintrup. 

Yellow  metal  watch  No.  4,454,  yellow  met- 
al chain,  knife,  papers.  May  20th,  to 
Theo.  Johnson. 

Rule,  knife  and  nail  set.  June  26th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Three  yellow  metal  buttons,  knife,  papers, 
pawn  tickets.  May  20th,  to  L.  J.  Meyers 
(brother). 

Papers,  specs,  comb.  June  26th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Papers.  June  26th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Ten  cents,  thimble,  pistol.  June  26th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Papers,  letters,  bank  book  No.  736,  City 
Bank  of  Savings,  Loan  and  Discount, 
trunk  and  contents,  bank  book  No.  21,261 
San  Francisco  Savings  Union,  bank  book 
Sacramento  Bank  No.  296.  May  26th,  to 
Pub'ic  Administrator. 

Basket  and  contents.  June  26tb,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

White  metal  ring,  key,  papers.  June  26th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

Knife,  keys,  papers,  valise  and  contents. 
June  19th,  to  R.  W.  Newell,  by  Wells 
Fargo  and  Company. 


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DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


7-May2<>.. 


May  31 


June  1. 


D.  J.  Einfeldt 


June  1 


June  2 


Isaac  Hoffman 


Hannah    M.     Calnan 
alias  Ethel  Gordon... 


June  2. . . 


June  4. 


Henry  Bursill Letters.     June  26th,  to  City  and   County 

Treasury. 

Fred  Nelsson Purse,  pistol,  key,  yellow  metal  cuff  but- 
tons. June  26th  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Ten  cents,  yellow  metal  watch  No.  256,274, 
yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal  charm, 
yellow  metal  ring  (white  stone),  keys, 
magnet,  yellow  metal  pin  (white  stone), 
knife,  yellow  metal  sleeve  buttons, 
match  box.  June  8th  to  Mary  E.  Einfeldt 
(wife). 

Two  yellow  metal  cuff  buttons,  yellow 
metal  stud  (white  stone).  June  25th,  to- 
James  Moran,  Property  Clerk,  Police 
Department. 

Yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal  ring 
(white  and  yellow  stone),  yellow  metal 
ring  (two  white  and  one  red  stones),  yel- 
low metal  earrings  (white  and  blue 
stones),  yellow  metal  ring  (taken  from 
finger),  four  and  50-100  dollars,  trunk  and 
contents.  June  16th,  to  H.  C.  Porter  & 
Co.,  for  E.  J.  Bourne,  (brother-in-law). 

Jens  Nielsen Twenty-one   and    30-100    dollars,     yellow 

metal  watch  No.  90-1,265,  yellow  metal 
chain,  yellow  metal  pin  (white  stone),  yel- 
low metal  ring,  two  keys,  two  bunches  of 
keys,  letters,  package  marked  fifty  cents. 
June  2d,  two  bumches  of  keys  to  Mr. 
Marks,  No.  508  Montgomery  street.  June 
3d,  balance  to  Mrs.  C.  M.  Rasmussen 
(sister). 

Unknown  Man |  Key,  knife.    June  26th,  to  City  and  County 

Treasury. 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


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TABLE  No.  4 -CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


NAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897-JuneG 


t         June  7. 


June  8. 


JuneS.. 


June  9. 


June  10.. 


June  10. 


June  l'2 


June  12. 
June  13. 
June  14. 


Otto  Polckow... 


Emanuel  Cohen... 


James  Roach  Balfour 
alias  J.  D.  Burton.... 


Ben  C.  Fabre. 


Ed.  Costello  or  Butler 


Walter  Ikeda. 


Gertie  Weir. 


May  Jordan 

William  Band  or  Bangs 

Louis  Schmidt 

Edward  Hitter . . 


Ten  and  35-100  dollars,  yellow  metal  watch 
No.  217,861,  yellow  metal  chain,  two  keys, 
purse,  papers,  knife.  June  26th,  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Ten  cents,  letters,  knife,  memorandum 
book,  pistol.  June  llth,  to  Jos.  Constine 
(brother-in-law). 

White  metal  cuff  buttons.  June  26th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Papers.  June  26th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Sixty-five  cents.  June  26th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Two  pair  white  metal  cuff  buttons,  purse, 
key,  pocket  book,  pistol,  letters,  bundle 
of  clothes.  June  28th,  pistol  and  key  to 
Dr.  Trask.  June  26th,  balance  to  City 
and  County  Treasury. 

Papers,  pawn  ticket  on  Golden  West  Loan 
Office  No.  24,765,  bundle  of  clothes.  June 
llth,  bundle  of  clothes  to  Maggie  Weir, 
June  26th,  balance  to  City  and  County 
Treasurer. 

Yellow  metal  earrings.  June  14th,  to  Mrs. 
Taylor,  by  S.  A.  White. 

Pipe,  key.  June  26th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

Knife.  June  26th,  to  City  and  County 
Treasury. 

One  and  90-100  dollars,  two  keys,  book, 
papers.  June  16th,  key  to  O.  Kalt- 
schmidt.  June  26th,  balance  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 


80 


CORONER'S  REPORT. 


TABLE  No.  4— CONTINUED. 


DATE. 


18D7-Junel4.. 


June  15. 


June  16.. 


NAME. 


James  G.  Sullivan 


William  E.  Vaughan.. 


Henry  Pottker. 


June  16 I  B.  Reardon — 


June  16.. 


June  16.. 


June  17. 


June  19., 


June  19., 


June  21. 


E.  Hoffman... 


Isaac  Norton. 


Charles  Schmidt 


Kate  Richards 


Harry  Richardson  — 


Henry  Fruhauf 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


Three  and  20-100  dollars,  knife,  key.  June 
18th.  to  J.  M.  Sullivan  (brother). 

Anchor  'guard.  June  26th.  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Thirteen  dollars,  white  metal  watch  No. 
110,104,  yellow  metal  chain,  yellow  metal 
sleeve  buttons,  yellow  metal  ring,  yellow 
metal  locket,  knife,  match  box,  keys  to 
store  southwest  corner  of  Bush  and  Scott. 
June  16th,  to  Public  Administrator. 

Knife,  five  cents.  June  26th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Key  and  ring,  purse,  note  book.  June  26th, 
to  City  and  County  Treasury. 

One  and  50-100  dollars,  five  keys,  knife,  two 
yellow  metal  studs,  3'ellow  metal  cuff 
buttons,  (white  stones),  yellow  metal 
stud  (white  stone),  papers.  June  17th,  two 
keys,  and  four  papers  to  B.  Thomas, 
Deputy  Collector.  June  2fith,  Balance  to 
James  Norton,  for  wife. 

Key,  ring,  papers.  June  26th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Yellow  metal  ring,  fifteen  cents  papers. 
June  25th,  to  Mrs.  M.  Fitzgerald  (sister). 

Eighty  cents.  June  26th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

Knife,  purse,  key,  papers.  June  26th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 


CORONER'S   EEPORT 


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TABLE  No.  4- CONCLUDED. 


DATE. 


XAME. 


PROPERTY  AND  TO  WHOM  DELIVERED. 


1897— June  21. 


June  22. 


June  26.. 


June  27. 


June  29... 


June  30.... 


Joseph  Carroll 

William  Wilson.... 
Unknown  Man 

Margaret  Murphy. 
John  S.  Caprou.... 
Aug.  Pitzer 


Yellow  metal  chain,  white  metal  ring,  yel- 
low metal  ring.  June  26th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 

.  Valise  and  contents.!  June  24th,  Ito  Hal- 
sted  and  Company. 

.  White  metal  watch  No.  64,181,  white  metal 
chain,  twenty  cents,  six  copper  coins, 
purse  knife,  key,  papers.  July  10th,  to 
City  and  County  Treasury. 

Yellow  metal  >ing.  June  28th,  to  John 
Murphy  (husband). 

Pistol.  July  10th,  to.  City:  and  County 
Treasury. 

Four  pairs  of  specks,  yellow  metal  pin 
(four  white  stones,  five  green  stones),  two 
knives,  souvenir,  three  books,  ;yellow 
metal  chain.  July  10th,  to  City  and 
County  Treasury. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


CITY  HALL,  \ 

OFFICE  OF  THE  GAS  AND  WATER  INSPECTOR,  v 

SAN  FRANCISCO,  July  1,  1897.     ) 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  Pursuant  to  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series),  passed 
by  your  Honorable  Board  on  May  10,  1897,  I  herein  respectfully  submit  say 
report  of  the  working  of  the  department  of  Gas  and  Water  Inspector,  for 
the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

Very  respectfully, 

C.  L.  TAYLOR, 
Gas  and  ex-officio  Water  Inspector. 


EXPENSES. 

Salary  of  Inspector $1,800  00 

Material,  including  stationery 76  50 


Total $1,87650 

The  gas  used  in  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  is  furnished  by  the  San  Francisco 
Gas  and  Electric  Company  and  the  Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company,  two  private  cor- 
porations. The  rate  charged  for  gas  sold  to  private  consumers  is  $1.75  per  thousand  cubic 
feet.  Gas  is  furnished  the  City  by  contract  at  the  rate  of  $1.60  per  thousand  cubic  feet.  The 
street  lamps  are  supplied  with  gas  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company,  and  the 
City  pays  twelve  cents  per  night  for  each  lamp  for  every  night  lighted. 

The  lamps  are  lighted  one-half  hour  after  sunset,  and  are  extinguished  one  hour  before 
sunrise.  They  are  lighted  every  night  during  the  year,  excepting  certain  nights  of  each 
month  (the  night  of  full  moon)  and  the  nights  preceding  and  following  full  moon,  as  may  be 
designated  by  resolution  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors. 

The  number  of  lamps  in  use  June  30, 1897,  5,377. 

The  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company  furnished  the  following  public  buildings 
and  Fire  Department  Buildings  with  gas: 


GAS  INSPECTOE'S  REPOET. 


83 


SAN  FEANCISCO  GAS  AND  ELECTEIC  COMPANY. 

PUBLIC  BUILDINGS. 


BUILDING. 

BUILDING. 

Police  Patrol  Stable. 
Fire  Alarm  Station. 

Exempt  Engine. 
City  and  County  Hospital. 

POLICE  STATIONS. 


BUILDING. 


Police  Station  . , 
Police  Station  . , 
Police  Station  . , 
Police  Station  . . 
Police  Station  . . 
Police  Station  . . 
Police  Station  . . 
Police  Station  . . 
Police  Station  . . 


203  Seventeenth  street. 

827  Folsora  street. 

32  Sacramento  street. 

536  California  street. 

Fourteenth  and  Railroad  avenues. 

Napa  street,  between  Kentucky  andJHlinois. 

Kentucky  street. 

1712  Washington  street. 

Coroner's  Office. 


84 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


FIRE  DEPARTMENT  BUILDINGS. 


Engine  Company  No.  7 Sixteenth  street,  between  Valencia  and  Guerrero. 

Engine  Company  No.  9 Main  and  Folsom  Streets. 

Engine  Company  No.  11 (  South  San  Francisco— Annie  and  Railroad  avenue 

Engine  Company  No.  13 i  Valencia,  near  Twenty-sixth  street. 

Engine  Company  No.  16 South  San  Francisco— Tennesee  and  Shasta  streets 

Engine  Company  No.  17 Mint  avenue,  near  Fifth  street. 

Engine  Company  No.  18 Duncan  street,  near  Church. 

Engine  Company  No.  19 Walter  street,  near  Octavia. 

Engine  Company  No.  21 Oak  street,  near  Broderick. 

Engine  Company  No.  24 Douglas  street,  near  Twenty-second, 

Engine  Company  No.  25  j  Folsom  street,  near  Twenty-second. 

Engine  Company  No.  27 Herman  street,  near  Steiner. 

Engine  Company  No.  28 Francisco  and  Stockton  streets. 

Engine  Company  No.  29  —   '  Eleventh  and  Bryant  streets. 

Engine  Company  No.  31 Pacific  and  Jones  streets. 

Engine  Company  No.  32 Seventeenth  and  Folsom  streets. 

Engine  Company  No.  31 Ellis  street,  near  Ootavia. 

Chemical  Engine  Company  No.  5 1802  Stockton  street. 

Truck  Company  No.  3 Market  street,  near  Tenth, 

Fire  Department  Stables Ridley  and  Steiner  streets. 

Fire  Department  Stables Bryant  and  Tenth  Streets. 

Fire  Department  Storehouse Francisco  and  Stockton  Streets. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


85 


The  Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company  furnished  the  following  public  buildings  and 
Fire  Department  buildings  with  gas: 

PACIFIC   GAS    IMPROVEMENT   COMPANY. 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  BUILDINGS. 


Engine  Company  No.  1 , 

Engine  Company  No.  2. 

Engine  Company  No.  3 

Engine  Company  No.  4 

Engine  Company  No.  5 

Engiue  Company  No.  6 

Engine  Company  No.  8 

Engine  Company  No.  10 

Engine  Company  No.  12 

Engine  Company  No.  14 

Engine  Company  No.  15 

Engine  Comgany  No.  20 

Engine  Company  No.  22 

Engiue  Company  No.  23 

Engine  Company  No.  26 


Engine  Company  No.  3D 

Chemical  Engiue  Company  No.  3. 
Chemical  Engine  Company  No.  4. 

Truck  Company  No.  1      

Truck  Company  No.  2 

Corporation  Yard 

Water  Tower  . . . 


419  Pacific  street. 

Bush  and  Kearny  streets. 

California  street,  near  Hyde. 

Second  street,  near  Howard. 

Stockton  street,  near  Pacific. 

Sixth  street,  near  Folsom. 

Pacific  street,  near  Polk. 

Bryant  street,  near  Fourth. 

Drumm  and  Commercial  streets. 

1017  McAllister  street. 

California  street,  near  Laguna. 

2119  Filbert  street. 

Post  street,  near  Fillmore. 

3022  Washington  street. 

West  side  Second  avenue,  between  Point  Lobos 

avenue  and  Clement  street. 
South  side  Waller  street,  near  Stanyan. 
112  Jackson  street. 
634  Eddy  street. 

O'Farrell  street,  near  Grant  avenue. 
Broadway  street,  near  Stockton. 
50  Sacramento  street. 
New  Montgomery,  near  Mission  street. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


PUBLIC  BUILDINGS. 


BUILDING. 

LOCATION. 

City  Hall    

Larkin  and  McAllister  streets. 

County  Jail                                          

The  gas  furnished  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company  is  manufactured  at 
the  Potrero  Station, -and  at  the  new  works  called  the  North  Beach  Station,  situated  on  Bay 
and  Buchanan  streets. 

Since  last  report  the  Company  plant  and  office  at  Howard  and  First  streets  has  been 
abandoned  and  property  sold.  The  principal  business  office  is  located  at  No.  415  Post  street. 

The  Company  has  holder  plants  at  Howard  and  Fifth  streets  and  at  King  and  Second 
streets.  The  kind  of  gas  made  is  a  mixture  of  coal  gas  and  water  gas. 

Estimated  capacity  of  works,  6,700,000  cubic  feet  per  twenty-four  hours;  storage,  about 
4,609,000  cubic  feet. 

The  Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company's  works  are  located  on  the  grounds  bounded  by 
Fillmore,  Pierce,  Francisco  and  Bay  streets.  It  has  also  a  holder  at  Townsend,  between 
Second  and  Third  streets,  where  are  also  located  the  work  and  repair  shops  of  the  Company. 

The  principal  business  office  is  at  the  corner  of  Annie  and  Stevenson  streets.  The  kind 
of  gas  made  is  a  mixture  of  coal  gas  and  water  gas. 

Estimated  capacity  of  works,  2,500,000  cubic  feet  per  twenty -four  hours;  storage  capacity 
about  1,600,000  cubic  feet. 

Frequent  tests  have  been  made  of  the  gas  of  both  Companies  for  the  presence  of  sul- 
phureted  hydrogen,  and  no  trace  of  it  has  been  found. 

The  average  specific  gravity  of  the  gas  made  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric 
Company  was  568,  and  the  average  specific  gravity  made  by  the  Pacific  Gas  Improvement 
Company  was  563. 

The  electric  light,  used  by  the  City,  is  furnished  by  the  Edison  Light  and  Power  Com- 
pany, a  private  corporation,  office  415  Post  street.  The  electric  light  is  used  by  the  City 
principally  for  street  illumination,  and  comprises  lamps  placed  at  various  locations  con- 
sisting of  641  single  lamps  of  2,000  candle  power  each,  and  incandescent  lights  in  the  offices  of 
the  City  Hall,  Fire  Alarm  Station  and  Branch  Jails,  City  Morgue,  two  Food  Stations,  two 
Engine  Houses,  North  End  Police  Station  and  Folsom  Street  Police  Station. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


87 


TABLE 

Showing  average  candle  power  of  the  gas  made  by  the  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company  for 
every  week  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

CANDLE  POWER. 


WEEKLY   AVERAGE. 


1896-July ISO 

August iJ'Sb 

I59th2b 

^20 
November 7th. 

December 5th. 

19.20 

1897- January  ...  2d. 

18.70 

February 6th. 

IS.  20 

March 5th. 

19.40 

April...  3d. 

21.00 

May...  1st. 

19.75 

June 5th. 

19.00 


llth. 
19.30 


19.20 


12th. 
19.50 


10th. 
19.50 


14th. 
19.50 


12th. 
19.25 


9th. 
18.00 


10th. 
18.50 


llth. 
19.J5 


10th 
18.90 


8th. 
19.20 


12th. 
18.75 


18th. 
18.80 


15th. 
19.30 


19th. 
19.60 


17th. 
19.60 


21st. 
19.30 


19th. 
19.20 


16th. 
19.00 


19th. 
19.80 


19th. 
19.75 


17th. 
19.00 


14th. 
19.10 


19th. 
19.60 


25th. 
19.70 


19.60 


18.90 


24th. 
19.60 


18.70 


26th. 
20.00 


23d. 
18.50 


23d. 
19.40 


27th. 
21.22 


24th. 
19.26 


21st. 
19.60 


26th. 


29th. 
19.60 


31st. 
19.50 


29th. 
18.00 


29th. 
19.50 


Average  candle  power  for  the  year,  19.14  Candles. 


88 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


TABLE 

Showing  average  candle  power  of  the  gas  made  by  the  Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company  for  the 
year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

CANDLE  POWER. 


1896-July Jth^ 

August 1st. 

19.10 

September....  5th. 

19.10 

October ...  3d. 

19.30 

November 7th. 

19.30 

December 5th. 

19.00 

1897— January 2d. 

18.00 

February 6th. 

17.30 

March ....  4th. 

19.75 

April ...  3d. 

19.00 

May 1st. 

19.00 

June 5th. 

18.50 


WEEKLY  AVERAGE. 


llth. 
19.00 


8th. 
19.20 


12th. 
19.50 


10th. 


14th. 
19.20 


12th. 
18.75 


9th. 
17.50 


10th. 
18.80 


12th. 
19.25 


10th. 
18.50 


8th. 
18.10 


12. h 

18.50 


18th. 
19.00 


15th. 


19th. 
19.60 


17th. 
19.00 


21st. 
19.10 


19th. 
19.20 


16th. 
18.50 


15th. 

18. 2C 


19th. 
18.30 


17th. 
19.20 


14th. 
18.10 


19th. 


25th. 
19.40 


22d. 
19.60 


19.00 


24th. 
19.50 


27th. 
18.50 


26th. 
19.00 


23d. 
18.00 


23d 
19.50 


27th. 
19.63 


24th. 
17.92 


20th. 
18.20 


26th. 
18.53 


29th. 
19.50 


31st. 
19.30 


29th. 
17.50 


18.50 


Average  candle  power  for  the  year,  18.63  Candles. 


GAS  INSPECTOE'S  BEPORT. 


89 


TABLE 

Showing  average  candle  power  of  the  Edison  Light  and  Power  Company  for  every  week  during  the 
year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

CANDLE  POWER. 


MONTHS. 

WEEKLY    AVERAGE. 

£ 

nth. 

18.60 

8th. 
17.00 

12th. 
16.80 

10th. 
16.80 

14th. 
17.30 

12th. 
17.00 

9th. 
17.20 

10th. 
19.40 

12th. 
19.25 

10th. 
20.40 

8th. 
19.55 

12th. 

21.75 

J8th. 
17.50 

15th. 
17.00 

19th. 
16.60 

17th. 
16.90 

21st. 
17.00 

19th. 
17.00 

16th. 
17.70 

15th. 
19.00 

19th. 
18.85 

17th. 
20.00 

14th. 
18.10 

19th. 
21.15 

15th. 
17.01 

22d. 
16.60 

26th. 
17.30 

24th. 
16.90 

28th. 
18.33 

26th. 
17.00 

23d. 
17.00 

23d. 

21.30 

27th. 
19.28 

24th. 
19.95 

19th. 
19.50 

26th 
21.00 

29th. 
16.80 

17*01 

29th. 
17.50 

29th. 
19.00 

September  

October 

December            

1897    January 

February  

Average  candle  power  for  the  year,  18.24  Candles. 


90 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  EEPORT. 


AMOUNT  PAID  SAN  FRANCISCO  GAS  AND  ELECTRIC   COMPANY  FOR  GAS  FOR  THE 
YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

PUBLIC  BUILDINGS. 


MONTH. 

CUBIT  FEET. 

AMOUNT. 

1896—  July.  .. 

347  SrO 

$556  48 

August 

330  200 

528  32 

September  
October.  

357,600 
467  800 

572  16 

748  48 

November  
December  
1897  —  January 

475,800 
619,000 
617,400 

761  28 
990  40 
987  84 

February 

516,600 

898  56 

March.. 

611,800 

978  88 

April  .  .  . 

383,400 

613  44 

May  

375,600 

600  96 

June  

359,800 

575  68 

Totals  

5,462,800 

$8,812  48 

GAS  INSPECTOR'S  KEPOKT. 


91 


AMOUNT    PAID    SAN    FRANCISCO    GAS  AND    ELECTRIC    COMPANY    FOR  GAS    FOR 
YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  BUILDINGS. 


MONTH. 

CUBIC  FEET. 

AMOUNT. 

LABOR 
AND   PIPE 
CHARGED. 

1896—  July                                          

68,000 

$108  80 

$47  40 

66  500 

106  40 

70  900 

113  44 

October 

97  900 

156  64 

• 

November  .  .                                  .... 

106,900 

171  04 

40  44 

December  .  .                    

137,900 

220  64 

33  14 

1897    January 

108,300 

173  28 

97  500 

156  00 

March 

99,100 

158  56 

April                                          

66,600 

106  56 

49  16 

May 

67,200 

107  52 

63  04 

63  400 

104  64 

Totals  

1,052,200 

$1,683  52 

$233  18 

92 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


AMOUNT  PAID  PACIFIC  GAS  IMPROVEMENT  COMPANY  FOR  GAS  FOR  YEAR  ENDING 

JUNE  30,  1897. 

PUBLIC  BUILDINGS. 


1  896— July 718,900 

August 694,500 

^September 738,100 

October .s, 773,200 

November 883,000 

December. 952,300 

1897-January 959,500 

February 862,000 

March 978,300 

April 839,800 

May 871,500 

June ? 640,900 

Totals. . . .  9,912,000 


SI, 150  24 
1,111  20 
1,180  96 
1,237  12 
1,412  80 
1,523  68 
1,535  20 
1,379  20 
1,565  28 
1 ,343  68 
1,394  40 
1,025  44 


$15,859  20 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


93 


AMOUNT  PAID  PACIFIC  GAS  IMPROVEMENT  COMPANY  FOR  GAS  FOR  YEAR  ENDING 

JUNE  30,  1897. 

FIRE  DEPARTMENT  BUILDINGS. 


1896— July 104,700 

August 84,800 

September 100,200 

October 108,000 

November 118,000 

December 135,100 

1897— January 138,100 

February 111,900 

March 112.40D 

April 90,800 

May 82,200 

June 76,100 

Totals 1 ,262,300 


$167  52 
135  68 
160  32 
174  40 
188  80 
216  16 
220  96 
179  04 
179  84 
145  23 
131  52 
121  76 


$2,021  28 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


AMOUNT  PAID  SAN  FRANCISCO  GAS  AND  ELECTRIC  COMPANY  FOR  GAS  FUENISHED 
TO  CITY  LAMPS  FOR  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


MONTH. 

NUMBER  OF 
PUBLIC  GAS  LAMPS 
LIGHTED 
EACH  MONTH. 

NUMBER  OF 
NIGHTS  LIGHTED 
EACH  MONTH. 

AMOUNT 
CHARGED  EACH 
MONTH. 

1896    July 

5,654 

27 

$18  277  68 

5  654 

26 

17  608  56 

5  654 

25 

16  930  20 

October  

5,490 

26 

17  262  48 

November  
December  
1897    January                         

5,490 
5,490 
5,49) 

27 

28 
28 

17,741  04 
18,408  48 
18,410  64 

5,377 

21 

13,582  20 

March 

5,977 

23 

14,806  44 

April 

5  377 

22 

14,154  24 

Mav 

5  377 

23 

14,782  20 

June                 

5,377 

14 

9,008  16 

Total  .                      

$190,972  32 

Lamps  in  use  June  30,  1897,6,377,  at  12  cents  per  night  each  when  lighted. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  EEPORT. 


AMOUNT    PAID    EDISON    LIGHT    AND   POWER   COMPANY    FOR    ELECTRIC   LIGHTS 
FURNISHED  TO  CITY  FOR  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


MONTH. 

PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS. 

STREET 
LIGHTS. 

1896—  July 

$783  80 

$9  286  20 

August. 

841  74 

8  Q73  9^ 

September 

935  30 

October  

1  109  83 

o  ana  oc 

November.            .   .              .         .   . 

1  361  12 

December 

1897  —  January 

February  

March  ...    . 

April  

May.     . 

June  

Total.    . 

The  average  power  of  the  incandescent  light,  18.24  candles. 

The  water  used  by  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  is  furnished  by  the  Spring 
Valley  Water  Works,  and  the  rate  or  amount  allowed  to  be  collected  for  such  service  must 
be  fixed  by  the  Board  of  Supervisors  some  time  during  the  month  of  February  of  each  and 
every  year.  All  of  the  public  buildings  of  the  city,  such  as  jails,  hospitals,  City  Hall,  engine 
houses,  police  stations,  school  houses,  etc.,  are  rated  at  so  much  per  superficial  foot  for 
general  purposes,  then  a  specified  rate  for  water  closets,  urinals  and  fixtures,  and  so  much 
per  head  for  inmates  of  public  institutions.  Parks  and  public  squares  are  charged  under  the 
rate  of  irrigation,  one-half  cent  per  square  yard.  Public  sprinkling  is  charged  for  at  the 
regular  meter  rate  of  30  cents  per  square  hundred  cubic  feet.  The  public  fire  hydrants,  for  pur- 
poses of  fire  and  flushing  sewers,  are  charged  for  at  the  rate  of  $5.00  per  month  per  hydrant. 
The.'rate  fixed  by  the  Supervisors  applies  also  to  all  other  consumers  and  water-takers 
within  the  city. 


96 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


AMOUNT  PAID   SPRING    VALLEY    WATEI*    WORKS    FOR    WATER    FOR    MUNICIPAL 
PURPOSES  DURING   YEAR   1896-97. 


MONTH. 

PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS. 

PARKS. 

HYDRANTS. 

TOTALS. 

1896-July  
August..,  

§2,084  63 
2,115  18 

$725  51 
721  56 

$15,455  00 
15,545  00 

§18,265  14 
18,381  74 

September  

2,116  43 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  437  99 

October  ,.     .   .. 

2,124  93 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  446  49 

November  

2,103  68 

721  56 

15  6CO  00 

18  425  24 

December  

2,126  73 

7-?i  56 

15  600  00 

18  448  29 

1897  —  January  

2,139  4S 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  461  04 

February  .  .  . 

2  141  18 

791  56 

15  600  00 

18  469  74 

March  

2,148  68 

721  56 

15,600  00 

18  470  24 

April  .   . 

2  166  83 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  488  39 

May  

2  139  53 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  461  09 

June 

9  159  93 

721  56 

15  600  00 

18  481  49 

Totals  

$25  567  21 

$8  662  67 

$187  000  00 

s-?2i  ^29  88 

On  June  30,  1897,  there  was  in  service  3,345  hydrants. 

Water  is  also  furnished  to  the  following  engine  company  and  fire  hydrants  by  the  Visitacion 
Water  Company: 

Engine  House— Fifteenth  and  Railroad  avenues. 

4  Fire  Hydrants— Fifteenth  avenue,  between  Railroad  avenue  and  N  street. 

Fifteenth  avenue,  between  Railroad  avenue  aud  Q  street. 

Twenty-fourth  avenue  and  K  street. 


Engine  House- $5  00  per  month ,$60  00 

4  Hydrants,  $5  CO  per  month  per  hydrant 240  00 

Total..., 


$300  CO 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 


97 


LIST  OF  WATER  METERS  TESTED  DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30, 
1897,  UNDER  THE  ORDINANCE  PROVIDING  THAT  A  TEST  MUST  BE  MADE  BY  THE 
WATER  INSPECTOR  TO  ASCERTAIN  THE  CONDITION  OF  A  METER  UPON  COM- 
PLAINT OF  A  CONSUMER. 

CONDITION   OF  WATER  METERS  TESTED. 


DATE   OF  TEST. 


J.  O'Connell 1896- 

105  Larkin  street 

653  Mission  street ' 

512  Haight  street 

1346  Market  street 

409  Dupont  street 

606  Montgomery  street. . . .  — 

517  Sansome  street 

616  Sutter  street 

514  Bush  street 

603  Bush  street 

35-37  Geary  street 

512  Bush  street 

115-117  Turk  street 

113-115  Howard  street iS97- 

1200  Geary  street 

115  Larkin  street 

3028  Sixteenth  street 

108  McAllister  street 

1000  Market  street 

514  Bush  street. , 

614  Sutter  street 

5  Taylor  street 

N.  E.  Cor.  Haight  and  Goughj 

I 

streets 

22  Hayes  street j 

783  Market  street : 

1101  Gearystreet , 


September  16 
September  16 
Octobers.... 
October'8.... 
October  13... 
October  13... 
October  24... 
October  24... 
November  12. 
November  12. 
November  12. 
December  4. . 
December  11. 
December  16. 
January  15.. . 
January  15... 
January  16... 
January  16.. . 
January  28... 
February  1. . . 
February  16. 
February  16. 
February  18. 


February  19.. 
February  26.. 

March  8 

March  10..., 


CONDITION    OF  METER. 


Correct. 
i  Correct. 

Four  and  one-sixth  per  cent  slow. 
Eight  and  one-third  per  cent  slow. 
Thirty  per  cent  slow. 
Correct. 

Eight  and  one-fourth  per  cent  slow. 
, !  Correct. 


I 


Eight  and  one-third  per  cent  slow. 
|  Eight  and  one-third  per  cent  slow. 


Twenty  per  cent  slow. 

Correct. 

Twenty  per  cent  slow. 

Sixteen  and  two-thirds  per  cent  slow. 

Sixteen  and  two-thirds  per  cent  slow. 

Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 

Four  and  one-sixth  per  cent  fast. 

Correct. 

Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 

Four  and  one-sixth  per  cent  slow. 

Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 

Sixteen  and  two-thirds  per  cent  slow. 

Four  and  one-sixths  per  cent  slow. 

.  |  Twenty  and  five-sixths  per  cent  slow. 
.  i  Four  and  one-sixth  per  cent  slow. 
. ;  Correct. 
.  i  Correct. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT, 


CONDITION  OF  WATER  METERS  TESTED— CoNTixt :ED. 


PREMISES. 

DATE   OF   TEST. 

CONDITION  OF  METER. 

517  Mason  street 

1897    March  12 

421  Front  street     
115-117  Turk  street  
20  Taylor  street 

March  15  
April  5  
April  17 

Eight  and  one-third  per  cent  slow. 
Three  and  one-  third  per  cent  slow. 

22  Sacramento  street  

April  22  
April  23 

Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 

41  Eddy  street 

April  23 

1107  Hyde  street  

May  18      

Eight  and  one-third  per  cent  slow. 

Natoma,  bet.  4th  &  5th  streets 
(Pacing  Transfer  Co.)  
512  Bush'street  
1  Polk  street 

May  22  
May  22  
June  '26 

Correct. 
Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 
Correct. 

447  McAllister  street 

June  26 

Correct. 

S.  E.  cor.  Golden  Gate  Avenue 
and  Larkin  street  
118  Sixth  street  

June  26  
June  26  

Four  and  one-sixth  per  cent  slow. 
Twelve  and  one-half  per  cent  slow. 

GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.  99 


RECAPITULATION. 

Total  meters  tested 41 

Total  meters  correct  11 

Total  meters  slow 29 

Total  meters  fast 1 

41 

Total  amounts  paid  by  the  City  and  County  for  Gas,  Water,  Electric  Lights,  etc.,  for  fiscal  year 
ending  June  30, 1897: 

For  Gas- 
To  San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Company- 
Lamps $190,972  32 

Public  buildings 8,812  48 

Fire  Department  buildings 1,683  52 

Pipeand  labor 233  18 


201,701  50 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company- 
Public  buildings $15,859  20 

Fire  Department  building*. 2,021  28 

17,880  48 

For  Electric  Lights- 
Public  buildings 816,572  85 

Edison  Light  and  Power  Company,  public  squares  and  streets 101,398  55 


117,971  40 
For  Water- 
Spring  Valley  Water  Works - 

For  public  buildings $25,567  21 

Parks 8,66267 

Hydrants WOO  00 

221,229  88 
Vi»itacion  Water  Company — 

Engine  houses $60  00 

Fire  hydrants 240  00 

300  00 
Total...  $559,08326 


100  GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT. 

The  following  information  from  Eastern  cities  was  collated  and  submitted  to  the 
Honorable  Board  of  Supervisors  on  May  17, 1897: 

The  City  of  New  York  has  contracts  with  no  less  than  six  Gas  Companies  to  supply 
street  lighting.  The  prices  charged  by  the  different  companies  are  as  follows: 

Contracts  to  furnish  lamps  with  gas  all  over  the  City  upon  their  lines- 
Consolidated  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year $17  50 

Contracts  cover  only  lamps  on  their  mains- 
Equitable  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year 

Lamps  on  their  mains- 
Standard  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year 

Control  certain  sections  of  the  City- 
Central  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year 

Control  certain  sections  of  the  City- 
Northern  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year 28  00 

Control  certain  sections  of  the  City— 

Yonkers  Gas  Company,  per  lamp  per  year 28  00 

The  contracts  specify  that  the  gas  furnished  shall  not  be  less  than  twenty  candle  power, 
and  the  statements  of  the  various  companies  show  the  actual  candle  power  from  a  fraction 
above  twenty  up  to  twenty-nine  candle  power. 

The  City  of  New  York  has  a  lamp  department  and  own  the  lamp  posts,  lanterns  and 
burners;  in  some  instances  they  furnish  their  own  service  from  the  mains  to  the  lamps, and 
keep  all  in  good  condition  at  the  expense  of  the  city,  also  pay  for  the  lamp-lighting  and 
extinguishing. 

The  cost  of  lighting  public  buildings  is  the  same  as  that  charged  the  citizens  and  is  fixed 
by  law  and  is  one  dollar  and  twenty-five  cents  per  thousand  cubic  feet. 

The  City  of  Philadelphia  owns  her  own  gas  works  and  they  are  considered  one  of  her 
most  valuable  assets.  They  have  been  valued  at  $30,000,000.  However,  it  is  admitted  in 
their  annual  reports  "that  the  quality  of  their  gas  is  not  what  it  should  be  for  want  of 
further  improvements."  The  rate  charged  for  gas  sold  is  one  dollar  per  thousand  cubic  feet. 

The  commonwealth  of  Massachusetts  has  a  Board  of  Gas  and  Electric  Light  Com- 
missioners whose  duty  appears  to  be  that  of  general  supervision  of  the  different  gas  and 
electric  companies  of  the  State,  as  to  quality  and  price  of  gas,  also  the  amount  of  stock  and 
bonds  issuBd  by  the  companies.  They  report  133  companies  distributed  in  the  various  towns 
and  cities,  of  which  they  report  twenty -seven  engaged  in  the  supplying  of  gas  only;  twenty- 
four  in  the  supply  of  both  gas  and  electric  lights,  and  sixty-two  supplying  only  electric  lights. 
The  law  requires  that  the  quality  shall  not  be  less  than  sixteen  candle  power,  the  price  of 
street  lamp  lighting  in  the  ten  cities  with  the  largest  number  of  lamps  averages  about  one 
dollar  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  the  rate  being  from  seventy-two  cents  to  one  dollar  and 
seventy-four  cents  per  thousand,  and  the  price  received  for  gas  sold  in  five  cities  with  the 
largest  consumption  was  from  ninety-nine  cents  to  one  dol.'ar  and  thirty-five  cents  per 
housand  cubic  feet. 

The  street  lighting  system  of  Boston  is  similar  to  that  of  New  York  herein  referred  to. 
They  have  a  street  lamp  lighting  department,  with  a  superintendent,  who  has  his  deputies, 
clerks  and  assistants,  who  attend  to  the  business  of  street. lighting,  repairing,  etc.,  at  the 
expense  of  the  City. 


GAS  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.  101 

Cincinnati- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  sixteen  candle  power fl  00 

Cleveland- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  irrespective  of  quality 80 


Buffalo- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  eighteen  candle  power 1  00 

Milwaukee—  , 

Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  eighteen  candle  power 1  00 

Price  per  lamp,  public  buildings 80 

Price  per  lamp,  five  feet  burners,  per  annum 22  00 

"Indianapolis— 

Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  sixteen  candle  power 1  25 

Price  per  each  lamp  per  annum 17  00 

St.  Paul- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet 1  40 

City  street  lights,  eachjlamp  per>nnum 23  00 

Allegheny- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  sixteen  candle  power 1  00 

Albany- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  supposed  to  be  twenty-six  candle  power 1  70 

Syracuse- 
Price  per  thousand  cubic  feet,  supposed  to  be  twenty-two  candle  power 1  30 

I  have  written  to  the  authorities  or  friends  in  thirty  of  the  largest  cities  in  the  United 
States  enquiring  as  to  the  quality  and  illuminating  power  of  gas  manufactured,  and  prices 
charged,  and  the  cost  of  manufacturing  the  same,  and  the  only  cities  heard  from  are  herein 
reported  upon.  The  information  from  some  of  these  is  from  private  sources,  especially  so 
in  the  case  of  New  York.  I  find  it  a  very  difficult  matter  to  get  reliable  information,  or.in 
fact  any  information  at  all,  as  to  the  cost  of  manufacturing  of  gas  in  the  different  cities  for 
the  reason  that  the  companies  are  not  disposed  to  give  the  information.  Further,  so  much 
depends  upon  the  cost  of  the  raw  material,  which  varies  very  much  in  different  localities, 
that  I  do  not  find  it  possible  to  make  any  accurate  comparison  of  the  cost  of  gas  of  other 
cities  and  San  Francisco. 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


SAX  FRANCISCO,  July  30,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN:  Pursuant  to  your  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series),  I  have  the  honor 
herewith  to  submit  the  report  of  the  District  Attorney's  Department  for  the  fiscal  year 
ending  June  30, 1897. 

During  the  fiscal  year  the  office  received  472  felony  cases,  and  242  cases  were  pending  for 
for  trial  June  30,  1896.  There  have  been  221  convictions  and  103  acquittals;  79  defendants 
have  been  discharged  on  account  of  insufficient  evidence;  43,  in  furtherance  of  justice;  1, 
on  motion  to  set  aside  information ;  5,  on  account  of  death  of  defendants;  26,  against  defend- 
ants sentenced  on  other  charges;  1,  under  sixty  day  rule;  9,  on  demurrer;  7,  on  habeas 
corpus. 

The  comparatively  large  number  dismissed  is  due  to  the  fact  that  I  ordered  dismissed  a 
large  number  of  what  are  known  as  "  dead"  cases,  which  have  been  pending  and  carried  on 
the  books  for  many  years— some  as  long  as  ten  and  twelve-and  which  it  was  plainly  im- 
proper to  yearly  report  as  pending. 

During  the  year  182  writs  of  habeas  corpus  were  issued,  and  4  pending  June  30,  1896.  Of 
these,  102  were  denied  and  writ  dismissed;  50  were  granted,  8  issued  and  no  return  made  up 
to  June  30,  1897,  and  26  are  pending. 

93  appeals  from  the  Police  Courts  were  filed  during  the  year,  and  30  were  pending  July 
1, 1896.  Of  these,  37  were  affirmed,  40  reversed,  12  dismissed,  5  recalled  and  reversed,  and  20, 
including  cases  reversed  and  new  trials  granted,  pending  June  30, 1897. 

.During  the  year  5  incorrigible  minors  were  committed  to  the  Whittier  State  School,  and 
12  to  the  Preston  School  of  Industry. 

During  the  brief  time  in  which  .this  office  had  charge  of  the  trials  of  parties  arrested 
under  the  Pure  Food  Law  in  the  Police  Court,  my  representative  conducted  9  trials,  which 
resulted  in  7  convictions  and  2  disagreements.  §385  was  collected,  as  fines,  and  paid  into  the 
Treasury. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

WILLIAM  S.  BARNES, 

I'istrict  Attorney 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


103 


SCHEDULE 

OF  THE  DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  OASES. 


ABDUCTION  (Felony  under  Sec.  267.  P.  C.). 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  3 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. , 

3 
ARSON. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 ' 

Acquitted 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  but  not  sentenced — 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

ASSAULT  BY  MEANS  AND  FORCE  LIKELY  TO   PRODUCE  GREAT 
BODILY  INJURY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  7 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 11 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897  

Convicted  as  charged 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

19 


101 


DISTKICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES-CONTINUED. 


ASSAULT  WITH  A  DEADLY  WEAPON. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  18%,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 12 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane l 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1836,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Convicted  as  charged 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 

Acquitted 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 

Dismissed— on  motion  to  set  aside  information 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

92 

ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  THE  INFAMOUS  CRIME 
AGAINST  NATURE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 3 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 

3 
ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  MURDER. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 
recognizance 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY  S  REPORT. 


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DISPOSITION  OF   CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  MURDER-CONCLUDED. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 4 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 4 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896.  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 12 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 26 

Convicted  as  charged 

Convicted  of  lesser  offense  (assault  with  a  deadly  weapon) 

Acquitted 

Dismissed-  no  evidence  to  convict 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  aga!nst  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . . 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  RAPE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 3 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 
charge.- 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 7 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 5 

Acquitted ~. 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. .. 


106 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  RAPE— CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30, 18&7.  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1&>7,  against  defendants  for  trial 

ASSAULT  WITH  INTENT  TO  COMMIT  ROBBERY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Convicted  as  charged  

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 

Acquitted 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897.  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . . . 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  BRIBERY. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897 

Acquitted .. 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 


13 


ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  BURGLARY. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1, 1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges  


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


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DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES—  CONTINUED. 


ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  BURGLARY-CONCLUDED. 

Oases  reported  pending  June  30,  1896.  against  defendants  minors  committed  to 
Reform  Schools  on  the  other  charges 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial : 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 |  ' 

Convicted  of  attempt  to  commit  burg'ary  in  the  first  degree 

Acquitted 

I/ismissed  in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  33,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recoguixance —  j 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  committed  to  reform  schools  on 
other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

19 
ATTEMPT  TO  EXTORT. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their 

own  recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Dismissed  in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

3 
ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  GRAND  LARCENY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 2 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  1 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1397 2 

Acquitted 

Dismissed — no  evidence  to  convict. . . 


108 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  GRAND  LARCENY-CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their  own  recog- 
nizance  

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  THE  INFAMOUS  CRIME  AGAINST 
NATURE. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1896 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended. 

ATTEMPT  TO  COMMIT  MAYHEM. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants   sentenced   on   other 
charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges — 


ATTEMPT  TO  RESCUE  PRISONERS. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896.  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 
Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 


BIGAMY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their 

own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  aga'nst  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . . 

BURGLARY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on.  own 
recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 


73 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


109 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


BURGLARY-CONCLUDED. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  10 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1.  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 26 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Convicted  of  burglary  in  the  first  degree 24 

Convicted  of  burglary  in  the  second  degree 42 

Convicted  of  attempt 4 

Acquitted 12 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 10 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 12 

Dismissed  -  in  furtherance  of  justice 5 

Dismissed— on  habeas  corpus 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their  own  recogni- 
zance   75 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 59 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 5 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended  7 

Pending  June  39,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  f rolai  justice 11 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial !  20 

287  287 

CHILD  STEALING. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

2 
CRIME  AGAINST  NATURE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 
recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 
charges 


110 


DISTKICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


CRIME  AGAINST  NATURE-CONCLUDED. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  1 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 3 

Convicted  as  charged 

Acquitted 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

DESTROYING  TELEGRAPH  MESSAGE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance.... 

1 
EMBEZZLEMENT. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 3 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges  18 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 19 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 , 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  were  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 1 

Convicted  as  charged 

Acquitted 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Dismissed — defendants  dead 

Dismissed — in  furtherance  of  justice 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 


Ill 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES -CONTINUED. 


.     EMBEZZLEMENT— CONCLUDED. 

Dismissed— on  habeas  corpus 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance... . 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

73 
EXTORTION. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 2 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Convicted  as  charged 

Dismissed-  no  evidence  to  convict 

Pending  June  30,  1898,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . . 

4 

FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  51,  PENAL  CODE. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial . , 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897 1 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  have  been  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 1 

Acquitted 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

4 
FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  222,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 


112 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUKD. 


FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  266,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 


FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  476,  PENAL  CODE. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Convicted  as  charged 

Acquitted 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  497,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Dismissed— on  demurrer 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  but  not  sentenced 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  563,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges  

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges. . 

FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  564,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 


DISTEICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


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DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  587,  PENAL  CODE. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance , 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance.. 

1 

FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  596,  PENAL  CODE. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial. 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

2 
FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  641,  PENAL  CODE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 
Dismissed  —on  demurrer 

1 

FELONY  UNDER  SEO.  22,  PURITY  OF  ELECTIONS  ACT. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges i . . . 

1 
FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  27,  PURITY  OF  ELECTIONS  ACT. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896.  against  defendants  discharged  on   own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 4 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  have  been  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 

Dismissed — no  evidence  to  convict 

10 
FELONY  UNDER  SEC.  29.  PURITY  OF  ELECTIONS  ACT. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 3 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 


114 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


FELONY  (PUTTING  WIFE  IN  HOUSE  OF  PROSTITUTION.) 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  agaiust  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance • 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice. . 

1 
FELONY  (COMPULSORY  PROSTITUTION  OF  WOMEN.) 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges. 

1 

FORGERY. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on    own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants   sentenced  on  other 

charges 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 5 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitive  from  justice  7 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1, 1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897 22 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  were  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 2 

Convicted  as  charged 

Acquitted 

Dismissed-  no  evidence  to  convict 

Dismissed  -defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Dismissed— defendants  dead 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 

Dismissed  on  demurrer 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance., 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


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DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


FORGERY-CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  not  sentenced 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitive  from  justice 7 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 7 

FRAUDULENTLY  CONCEALING  PROPERTY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1895,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 
recognizance 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance... 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

GAMING. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 24 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 4 

24  24 

GRAND  LARCENY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 
recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 
charges 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial., 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  were  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 

Convicted  as  charged 

Convicted  of  attempt 

Convicted  of  petty  larceny 

Acquitted. 16 


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DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


OFFENSE.  NO. 

Gft&ND  LARCENY-CONCLUDED. 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 10 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 1 

Dismissed— defendants  dead 1 

Dismissed-  in  furtherance  of  justice 3 

Dismissed— on  habeas  corpus o 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 32 

Pending  June  30.  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges, 32 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  "against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 31 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 23 

195  195 

INCEST. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 1 

~ 

LIBEL. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,   against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 4 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 3 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 5 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897 14 

Convicted  as  charged r . . .  1 

Acauitted 1 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 2 

Dismissed— on  demurrer 1 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance  — 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 3 


DISTRICT  ATTOENEY'S   EEPOET. 


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DISPOSITION  OF  CEIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


LIBEL— CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

MANSLAUGHTER. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial j  1 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 4 

Convicted  as  charged 

Acquitted \  1 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. ..  1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 1 

7 
MAYHEM. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,   against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Pending  June 30,  1837,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance...  1 

1  1 

MISDEMEANOR. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896.   against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance... . 

MISDEMEANOR  (VIOLATION  OP  FISH  AND  GAME  LAWS).  1 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 j  11 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 11 

11  11 


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DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


MURDER. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,   against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 4 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1, 1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

ch  arges  

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 4 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  10 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 2 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 17 

Convicted  as  charged 

Convicted  of  manslaughter . . 

Acquitted 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . . 
Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges  ... 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane  

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  tria' 

OBTAINING  MONEY  OR  PROPERTY  BY  FALSE  PRETENSES. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 2 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 
charges 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  20 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 18 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1837 ,. .  13 

Convicted  as  charged 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 

Acquitted 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


119 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


OBTAINING  MONEY  OR  PROPERTY  BY  FALSE  PRETENSES- 
CONCLUDED. 

Dismissed— on  habeas  corpus 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 4 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 16 

57  57 

OFFICIAL  MISCONDUCT. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897. .   7 

Acquitted 

7 
PERJURY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 5 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 

Cases  reparted  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice- 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 17 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 14 

Convicted  as  charged 3 

Acquitted 2 

1— no  evidence  to  convict 5 

Dismissed— defendants  dead 1 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 1 

Dismissed— under  sixty  day  rule 1 

Dismissed— on  demurrer 4 

Pending  June  33,  1897,  against  de  fen  lants  discharged  on  own  recognizance. . .  5 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  def eu  lants  a  -.ntenced  on  other  charges 2 


120 


DISTKICT  ATTORNEY'S  KEPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OP  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


PERJURY— CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 10 

Pending  June  30, 1897.  against  defendants  for  trial 15 

51 
PETTY  LARCENY  (SECOND  OFFENSE). 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  18S6,  against  defendants  discharged  on   own 

recognizance 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges  

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 5 

Convicted  as  charged !  4 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance |  1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 1 

14  14 

RAPE. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance 3 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  ],  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice  2 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 7      I 

Cases  received  daring  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 3 

Convicted  as  charged r. . . .  1 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 1 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 4 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance ;  3 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 2 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


121 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINI  ED 


RAPE— CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 

Pending  June  30,  1S97,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  agiinst  defendants  for  trial 

16 
RECEIVING  AND  BUYING  STOLEN  GOODS. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants   discharged  on  own 

recognizance 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  againstjdefendants  for  examination 1 

Pending  June  30,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1890,  against  defendants  for  trial 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 3 

Convicted  as  charged 

Dismissed— on  habeas  corpus 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  examination 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  18S7,  against  defendants  for  trial 

12 
RESISTING  AN  OFFICER. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  3f),  J897 

Acquitted 1 

3 
ROBBERY. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own 

recognizance j  17 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other 

charges 7 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice  6 

Cases  reported  pending  July,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 7 


122 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF  CRIMINAL  CASES  -CONCLUDED. 


ROBBERY— CONCLUDED. 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 18 

Cases  in  which  new  trials  have  been  granted  by  the  Supreme  Court 

Convicted  as  charged , 

Convicted  of  lesser  offense  (felony) 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor , 

Acquitted , 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance  — 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charge? 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 

57 

SEDUCTION  UNDER  PROMISE  OF  MARRIAGE. 
Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice.  1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1, 1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 1 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1857 1 

Acquitted 

Dismissed-  no  evidence  to  convict 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice. . 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  123 

WRITS  OF  HABEAS   CORPUS 

DURING    FISCAL  YEAR    ENDING    JUNE    30,   1897. 

Writs  pending  July  1,  1896,  for  hearing 4 

Writs  issued  during  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897  182 

Writsgranted 50 

Writs  denied 46 

Writs  dismissed 56 

Writs  issued,  upon  which  no  return  has  been  made  up  to  June  30,  1897 

Writs  pending 26 

186      186 


CASES  AGAINST  INCORRIGIBLE  MINORS. 

Complaints  pending  July  1,  1896 1 

Complaints  filed  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897  5 

Charged  in  informations  with  felonies ; 10 

Charged  in  indictments  with  felonies ] 

Committed  to  Whittier  State  School : 5 

Committed  to  Preston  School  of  Industry 12 

17          17 


APPEALS  FROM  POLICE  COURTS 

DURING  FISJAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Appeals  pending  July  1,  1896 30 

Appeals  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1S97 93 

Judgments  affirmed 34 

Judgments  reversed  and  cause  dismissed 40 

J  udgments  modified 3 

Recalled  and  dismissed  5 

Dismissed 12 

Reeversed  and  new  trial  granted,  4.     Pending  June  30,  1897,   2.', 29 

123      123 


124  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


GENERAL    RECAPITULATION. 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1897.  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recog- 
nizance    215 

Cases  reported   pending  July  1,   1896,   against  defendants   sentenced  on    other 

charges 184 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  insane 23 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  minors  committed  to  Reform  Schools 

on  other  charges 2 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  examination 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 144 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 242 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 472 

Cases  in  which  reversals  were  made  by  the  Supreme  Court 8 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  pending  July  1, 1896 4 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  issued  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 ...     1 32 

Proceedings  against  incorrigible  minors  pending  July  1, 1896 1 

Proceedings  against  incorrigible  minors  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 

1897 16 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  pending  July  1,  1896 30 

Appeals  irom  Police  Courts  filed  during  the  year  ending  June  30, 1896 ....     i»3 

Convicted  as  charged. 150 

Convicted  of  lesser  offense  (felony) 23 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 43 

Acquitted 103 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  affirmed 34 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  reversed  and  causes  dismissed 40 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  modified. 3 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  recalled  and  dismissed 5 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  dismissed  12 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  granted  (discharged  under) 50 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  denied 46 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  dismissed 56 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  issued  and  no  return  made  up  to  June  30, 1897 8 

Incorrigibles  committed  to  Whittier  State  School 5 

Incorrigibles  committed  to  Preston  School  of  Industry 12 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 7.' 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 26 

Dismissed  on  motion  to  set  aside  information 1 

Dismissed— defendants  dead , 5 

Dismissed — in  furtherance  of  justice 43 

Dismissed— defendants  discharged  on  habeas  corpus .     7 

Dismissed  under  the  sixty  day  rule 1 

Dismissed  on  demurrer 9 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  125 


GENERAL  RECAPITULATION-CONCLUDED. 

Feuding  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their  own  recognizance. . .  215 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 189 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 24 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 14 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  convicted  but  not  yet  sentenced 3 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  minors  committed  to  reform  schools 

on  other  charges 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  examination 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 166 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 182 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  including  cases  reversed  and  new  trials  granted  pend- 

ding'june  30, 1897 29 

Writ  of  habeas  corpus  pending  June  30,  1817 26 

1,617   1,617 


126 


DISTKICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION   OF   CRIMINAL  CASES  FOR 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 


. 


gs. 


Abduction 
Arson 

Assault  by  means  and  force  likely  to  produce  great  bodily  harm 18 

Assault  with  a  deadly  weapon 36         56 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  murder 34         21 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  rape 13 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  robbery 12           4 

Attempt  to  commit  bribery ] 

Attempt  to  commit  burglary 12 

Attempt  to  extort 3 

Attempt  to  commit  grand  larceny 3          2 

Attempt  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature 1 

Attempt  to  commit  mayhem 1 

Attempt  to  rescue  prisoners 1 

Bigamy 

Burglary 175       109 

Child-stealing 2 

Crime  against  nature  (sodomy) 5           3 

Destroying  telegraph  message 1 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


127 


1HE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


CONVICTED. 

Acquitted  

DISMISS   D. 

PENDING. 

5f 

Attempt  to  commit  burg 
lary,  first  degree  

AS  charged  

Burglary,  first  degree. 

Burglary,  second  deg 

Attempt  to  cummit  bur 

Manslaughter  

Of  misdemeanor  

Of  lesser  offense  —  an  as 
with  deadly  weapon. 

Of  lesser  offence  —  felon 

Att'pt  to  commit  g'd  lar 

I 

£ 

a 

v; 

No  evidence  to  convict 

On  motion  to  set  asid 
formation  

Defendants  sentenced 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  

In  furtherance  of  justic 

On  habeas  corpus  

Under  sixty  day  rule.  . 

On  demurrer  

Against  defend'ts  sentencen 
on  other  charges  
Defendants  discharged  or 
own  recognizance  

Against  defendants  insane. 
Defendants  for  examinatioi 

Convicted  and  judgment 
suspended  

Minors  commit'd  to  Reforu] 
School  on  other  charges  .  . 

Defendants  convicted  bul 
not  sentenced  

Ag'rist  fugitives  from  justice 

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

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I 

:  8 

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8 

•     3 

| 

a 

! 

9 

3 

5 
19 
92 
3 
60 
18 
16 
2 

19 
3 
5 
1 
1 
1 
1 
287 
2 
8 
1 

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1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

8 
IS 

9 
1 
1 

3 

12 

8 
2 
1 
1 
2 
1 

1 

1 

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5 

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13 

8 

1 

1 

11 

4 

1 
4 

1 

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4 
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2 

10 

7 
6 
1 

4 
3 

1 

3 

8 
4 

8 

G 

9 

S 

1 

3 

s 

2 

5 
1 

2 

2 

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1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

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4-2 

4 

1 
75 
2 
4 

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12 

10 

12 

5 

1 

5 

9 

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5 

7 
— 

11 

1 

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... 

1 

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1 

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1 

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128 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

Cases  pending  July  1,  189.">  

Informations  filed  -Jurmg  fiscal 
year  ending  June  30,  1896  

Indictments  filed  during  fiscal  year 
ending  June  30,  1896  

j  Granted  new  trial  .  . 

(  Total  number  of  cases  

49 

10 

18 

1 

7:; 

Extortion                                                         ...                         

2 

2 

4 

2 

1 

I 

4 

(Adding  to  or  subtracting  from  votes  given  at  election.) 
Felony  under  Section  222,  Penal  Code  

1 

1 

(Administering  stupefying  drugs.) 
Felony  under  Section  266,  Penal  Code  
(Seduction  for  purposes  of  prostitution.  ) 
Felon  v  under  Section  476,  Penal  Code  

1 
4 

9 

1 

1 

(Making,  passing,  altering  and  attempting  to  pass  fictitious  paper  ) 
Felony  under  Section  497    Penal  Cole 

4 

4 

(Larceny  and  receiving  stolen  property  out  of  the  State.) 
Felonv  under  Section  563,  Penal  Code             

4 

4 

(Frauds  in  keeping  accounts  in  books  of  corporations.) 
Felony  under  Section  564,  Penal  Code 

] 

1 

(False  reports  by  officers  of  corporations.) 
Felonv  under  Section  587,  Penal  Code 

] 

1 

(Malicious  injuries  to  railroads.) 
Felonv  under  Section  596,  Penal  Code.  .                          .    .                              

(Administering  poison  to  a  horse.) 
Felony  under  Section  641,  Penal  Code  
(Bribing  telegraph  employee.) 
Felony  under  Section  22,  Purity  of  Elections  Act  
(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Procuring  illegal  registration.) 
Felony  under  Section  27,  Puritv  of  Elections  Act  

1 

1 

1 
1 
10 

(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Forging  election  returns.) 
Felony  under  Section  29,  Purity  of  Elect  ons  Act  

3 

(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Neglect  of  duty  bv  election  officers,) 
Felonv  under  Act  of  March  31,  1891  

] 

1 

(Putting  wife  in  house  of  prostituth  n.; 
Felony  under  Act  of  March  23.  1893  

(     ' 

1 

(Compulsory  prostitution  of  women.; 
Forgery  

21 

1 

9 

Fradulently  concealing  property  

\ 

0 

Gaming  

•>4 

DISTKICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


129 


CRIMINAL  CASES— CONTINUED. 


CONVICTED. 

Acquitted  '  

DISMISSED. 

PENDING. 

5T 

if 

1 

O" 

1 

As  charged  

w 

d 
«-j 
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s* 

I 

1 

f? 

Burglary,  second  degree 

> 

s 

B 

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0 

i 

E 

cr 
1 

Manslaughter  

0 

5 
1 

c 

1 

o 

••* 

Of  lesser  offense—  an  assa 
with  deadly  weapon  .  .  . 

S 

1 

a 
1 
rT 

5 

Att  pt  to  commit  g'd  larce 

jr 

1 

No  evidence  to  convict.  . 

On  motion  to  set  aside 
formation  

Defendants  sentenced 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  ....... 

In  furtherance  of  justice 

C 

3 
— 

TJ 

Under  sixty  day  rule  

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  on 
their  own  recognizance  .  . 

Against  defend  ts  sentenced 
on  other  charges  

Defendants  for  examination 

Against  defendants  insane.  . 

Convicted  and  judgment 
suspended  

Minors  commit  d  to  Reform 
School  on  other  charges.  . 

1  Defendants  convicted  but 
not  sentenced  

Ag'nst  fugitives  from  justice 

For  trial  June  30.  1897  

B 

g 

: 

j 

,. 

4 

4 

2 

i 

1 

4 

9 

1 

5 

.2 

14 

18 

73 
4 

4 

1 
1 
7 
4 
4 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
10 
3 
1 
1 
99 
2 
24 

1 

1 

1 

a 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

3 

i 
i 

9 

1 

4 

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1 

1 

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1 

10 

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7 

7 

1 

i 

1 

17 
1 

3 

1 

5 

.... 

1 

7 
1 

7 

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I 

130 


DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

Cases  pending  July  1,  1895  

Informations  filed  during  fiscal 
year  ending  June  30,  1896  

|j  Indictments  filed  dminj-  nbcul  year 
endinsr  June-  30,  1896  

Granted  new  trial  

Total  number  of  cases  

Grand  larceny. 

o 

77 

5 

1 

195- 

Incest  

1 

1 

Libel  

12 

2 

11 

26 

Manslaughter 

2 

4 

7 

Mayhem  

1 

1 

Misdemeanor    .... 

1 

1 

Misdemeanor    violation  of  fish  and  game  law* 

11 

11 

Murder  , 

21 

17 

38 

Obtaining  money  or  property  by  false  pretenses 

44 

7 

6 

57 

Official  misconduct  

\ 

7 

Perjury  

37 

3 

1  1 

51 

Petit  larceny,  second  offense  
Rape  

9 
13 

.... 

14 
16 

Receiving  and  buying  stolen  goods  

9 

.. 

12 

Resisting  an  officer  

3 

Robbery  

r       37 

15 

fj 

9 

57 

Seduction,  under  promise  of  marriage 

2 

3 

Totals  .    . 

787 

403 

93 

g 

1291 

DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 


131 


CRIMINAL  CASES— CONCXUDED. 


CONVICTED. 

I 

i 

DISMISSED. 

PENDING. 

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I 

1 

Burglary,  first  degree.  .  . 

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c 

D 
Q. 

a 
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Attempt  to  commit  burtfl 

Of  misdemeanor  

Manslaughter  

Of  lesser  offense  —  an  assa 
with  deadly  weapon.  .  . 

'f 

3 

c 

c1 

X 

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ffil 

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3s 

I 

Defendants  dead  
Defendants  sentencec 
other  charges  

In  furtherance  of  justh 

On  habeas  corpus  

Under  sixty  day  rule.  . 

On  demurrer  

Defendants  dischargee 
own  recognizance... 

Against  defend'ls  sentt 
on  other  charges. 

Defendants  for  examination 

Against  defendants  insane.  . 

Minors  commit'd  to  Reform 
School  on  other  charges.. 
Convicted  and  judgment 
suspended  

Defendants  convicted  but 
not  sentenced  

Ag'nst  fugitives  from  justice 

For  trial  June  30,  1896  

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q 

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:  §  i  • 

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1 

. 

16 

10 

.... 

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1 

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32 

3 

2 

1 

2 

31 

1 

23 

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26 

7 

1 

38 
57 

51 
14 
16 
12 
3 
57 
3 

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1 

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1 

1 

3 
1 

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1 

14 

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1 

1 
1 

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11 
16 

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4 

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1 

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1 

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4 

5 
1 
3 
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8 

5 

1 

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17 

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6 

7 
1 

3 

15 

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4 

5 

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10 

3 

1 

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26 

6 

43 

7 

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215 

189 

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REPORT 


COLLECTOR  OF  LICENSES 


OFFICE  or  THE  COLLECTOR  OF  LICENSES, 

SAN  FBANCISCO,  July  1,  1897. 

* 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN:  Herewith  please  find  my  Annual  Report  of  the  operations 
and  results  of  this  office  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897,  in  com- 
pliance with  Resolution  No,  16,412  (Third  Series),  the  same  showing  the 
revenue  derived  by  the  city  from  licenses  of  all  classes,  and  also  the  ex- 
penses entailed  in  collecting  the  same. 

I  have  the  honor  to  remain,  gentlemen,  very  respectfully, 

FRED  W.  LEES, 

Collector  of  Licenses. 


LICENSE   COLLECTOR'S   REPORT. 


133 


GENERAL  FUND-CITY  AND  COUNTY  LICENSES  ISSUED  QUARTERLY. 


NUMBER 

OF  LICENSES 

ISSUED. 


20,234 
138 

250 

44 

161 

267 
7 

243 

179 

94 

8,357 
4,424 


34,398 


Merchandise      

Bankers' 

Brokers' 

Billiards 

Auctioneers'  

Livery  stables 

Bowling  alleys 

Pawnbrokers' 

Theaters,  exhibitions,  circus  and  shows. 

Intelligence  offices 

Retail  liquors 

Groceries  and  retail  liquors 


CHARACTER  OF  LICENSES. 


One  dollar  received  on  each  of  the  above, 
and  paid  into  the  Special  Fee  Fund 

Exemption  Merchandise  Licenses  issued 
upon  affidavits  being  filed  at  this  office 
showing  gross  receipts  of  the  several 
places  of  business  as  being  less  than  six 
hundred  ($600)  dollars  per  quarter. 

Exemption  Lodging-house  and  Restaurant 
Licenses,  issued  upon  affidavits  being 
filed  at  this  office  showing  gross  re- 
ceipts of  the  several  places  of  business 
as  being  less  than  six  hundred  ($600) 
dollars  per  quarter. 


$78,506 

21,100 

1,855 

1,055 

1,125 

801 

35 

7,290 

9,526 

1,410 

167,140 

88,480 


$378,323 


34,398 


$412,721 


134 


LICENSE   COLLECTOR'S   REPORT. 


GENERAL  FUND— MUNICIPAL  LICENSES  ISSUED  QUARTERLY. 


NUMBBR 
OF  LICENSES 
ISSUED. 

CHARACTER  OF  LICENSES.                                  AMOUNT. 

7  751 

Municipal  licenses       .                .                              s;v>  V>5  00 

952 

Produce  peddlers'  tags  (wagon)  9,520  00 

673 
1  537 

Produce  peddlers'  tags  (basket)  6,730  00 
Peddlers'  badges  .                  ...                                   384  25 

2  311 

Poo-  tags                                      ....                             4  6*2  CO 

593 

Dog  tags  (duplicates)                                                      261  50 

1 
3,724 
132 

Runners'  and  solicitors'  badges  10  50 
Nickel  in  the  slot  tags  11,172  00 
Fireworks  licenses  (issued  yearly)                             1  600  00 

99 

C3'clery  licenses     ....                                                    116  00 

1,045 

Gratuitous  licenses  (peddlers)  

18,684 

886,541  25 

STREET  DEPARTMENT  FUND     LICENSES  ISSUED  YEARLY. 


NUMBER 
OF  LICENSES 
ISSUED. 

CHARACTER  OF    LICENSES. 

AMOL'NT. 

5  244 

Vehicle  licenses.  . 

£17  364  25 

849 

Vehicle  numbers  .  . 

849  00 

351 
20 

Drivers'  cards  for  hacks,  coupes  and  coaches 
Hack,  coupe  and  coach  badges  

351  00 
50  00 

28 

Street  railroad  licenses  (issued  quarterly).  . 

6,743  75 

6,492 

$25,358  00 

LICENSE   COLLECTOR'S   REPORT. 


135 


STOCK  CERTIFICATE  TAX. 


NUMBER 
OF  CERTIFICATES 
ISSUED. 

STOCK  CERTIFICATE  TAX. 

AMOUNT. 

15,025 

Original  issues  and  transfers,  General  Fund 

$1,502  50 

31,684 

Original  issues  and  transfers,  Mining  Fund 

3,168  40 

$4,670  90 

46,709 

RECAPITULATION. 


NUMBER 

OF    LICENSES 

ISSUED. 


CHARACTER  OF   LICENSES. 


34,398 

18,684 
6,492 

15,025 

31,684 

1,262 


107,843 


DR. 

City  and  County  Licenses,  General  Fund. 

Special  Fee  Fund 

Municipal  Licenses,  General  Fund 

Street  Department  Licenses,  Street  De- 
partment Fund 

Stock  Certificate  Tax,  General  Fund 

Stock  Certificate  Tax,  Mining  Fund 

Exempt  Merchandise  Licenses 

Exempt  Restaurant  and  Lodging  house 
Licenses 

CR. 

By   amount  paid  to    City    and    County 

Treasurer  

By  amount  paid  to  State  Treasurer 


$378,323  00 
34,398  00 
86,541  25 

25,358  00 
1,502  50 
3,168  40 


$526,122  75 
3,168  40 


8529,291  15 


$529,291  15 


136 


LICENSE   COLLECTOR'S   REPORT. 


EXPENDITURES. 

SALARIES  PAID  DEPUTIES  AND  ASSISTANTS  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING 
JUNE  30,  1897. 


TEAR. 

MONTH. 

AMOUNT. 

AMOUNT. 

1896                

July       

$2  860  00 

1S90              

Aucfust  .  .  . 

2  850  00 

189(5                  .    . 

September                     .   . 

2  850  00 

189B 

October 

2  850  00 

1^>  i 

2  850  00 

1^  Mi 

December 

2  845  85 

1897 

January 

2  850  00 

1897 

February..         

2  850  00 

1897 

March  . 

2  950  00 

1897 

April  

•'  ()4S  30 

1897  
1897 

May  

•_',!)f)0  00 
•'  (»r)0  00 

Salary  of  Collector  of  Licenses  
Stationery  ,  etc  .  .                                  ... 

s:;,oOO  00 
472  00 

*::l,f>S9  15 

Telephone  . 

10(J  82 

3,578  82 

Total.  .                                             

$38,167  97 

REPORT 


CLERK  OF  POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  1 


SAN  FRANCISCO,  June  30, 1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  t'ie  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN:  In  accordance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series),  I  herewith  sub- 
mit my  report  of  the  receipts  and  expenditures  of  Police  Court  No.  1,  for  the  fiscal  year 
ending  June  TO,  18!)7. 

RECEIPTS. 


MONTHS. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

1896    July                            

$212  00 

200  00 

205  00 

October 

325  00 

November  

210  00 

406  00 

1897    January 

828  00 

1  075  00 

March 

607  00 

April  

390  00 

May  

609  00 

June  

476  00 

Total  receipts                       .... 

95  543  00 

138 


REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  POLICE  COURT  NO,  1. 


EXPENDITURES. 


TO   WHOM. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAU. 

J  udge  

§4,000  00 

Prosecuting  Attorney  

3,000  00 

Assistant  Prosecuting  Attorney  

1,500  00 

Clerk  

2,400  00 

Bailiff  • 

1,200  00 

Stationery  and  Printing  

100  00 

Total  expenditures  

•*!  ;>  o<}Q   f|Q 

Respectfully, 

S.  T.  KOHLMAN. 

Clerk  of  Police  Court  Dept.  No.  1. 


REPORT 


CLERK  OF  POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  2. 


SAX  FRANCISCO,  June  30, 1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN':    Below  find   statement  of  receipts   and   expenditures   of   Police  Court 
Department  No.  2,  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

RECEIPTS.  J 


MONTHS. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAk 

1896  -July                     .  .           .                .  .                  

$495  00 

August.                                              ....         

445  00 

September                                          .             

366  00 

October                                       

280  00 

November 

340  00 

December 

440  00 

1897    January        .... 

483  00 

February  ,  
March  

609  00 
475  00 

April 

470  00 

May  

514  00 

June  

400  00 

Total  receipts  

$5  317  00 

140 


REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  POLICE  COURT  NO.  2. 


EXPENDITURES. 


TO   WHOM. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Judge             .         ....        

$4,000  00 

Prosecuting  Attorney                .        

3,000  00 

Assistant  Prosecuting  Attorney                                   

1  500  00 

Clerk 

9  400  00 

Bailiff    ....                                    

1,200  00 

Stationery,  Printing  et°                                

236  95 

Total  expenditures                              .                   .... 

$12  336  95 

Respectfully  submitted, 

HARRY  RIVERS,! 

Clerk  of  Police  Court  Dept.  No.  2, 


REPORT 


CLERK  OF  POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  3 


SAN  FRANCISCO,  June  16,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMKN:  In  accordance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series),  I  herewith 
submit  my  report  of  the  receipts  and  expenditures  of  Police  Court  Department  No.  3,  for 
the  fiscal  year  ending  June  '30, 1897. 

RECEIPTS. 


MONTHS. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

1896    July 

$480  00 

1  649  00 

. 

460  00 

October  ,     

562  00 

November  ... 

545  00 

December 

458  00 

1897  —  January 

758  00 

February 

590  00 

March 

655  00 

April 

540  00 

May  

460  00 

June  (vacation  from  June  15th)  

185  00 

Total  receipts 

$7,342 

142 


BEPOET  OF  CLEEK  OF  POLICE  COUET  NO.  3. 


EXPENDITURES. 


TO  WHOM. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Judge                                                                                 ... 

$4  000  00 

3  000  00 

1  500  00 

Clerk 

•7  400  00 

Bailiff                              

1  °00  00 

Stationery,  Printing  et*1      

406  90 

Total  expenditures  

*19  5(6  90 

Respectfully  submitted, 

JAMES  J.  LYNCH, 

Clerk  of  Police  Court  Dept.  No.  3. 


REPORT 


CLERK  OF  POLICE  JUDGE'S  COURT  No.  4, 


SAN  FKANCISCO,  June  30, 1897. 


To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 


'*   GENTLEMEN:    Herewith  find  receipts  and  expenditures  of  Police  Court  No.  4,  for  the 
fiscal  year  ending  June  30, 1897. 

RECEIPTS. 


MONTHS. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

1896    July                             .   .  . 

$194  00 

675  00 

515  00 

October  
November  
December   

460  00 
560  00 
471  00 

680  00 

February  

545  00 

March  

720  00 

April         

740  00 

May       ... 

465  00 

June  

520  00 

Total  receipts  .  . 

$6  545  00 

REPORT  OF  CLERK  OF  POLICE  COURT  NO.  4. 


EXPENDITURES. 


TO  WHOM. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Judge                                                                              ...... 

$4,000  00 

Prosecuting  Attorney                                            .... 

3,000  00 

Assistant  Prosecuting  Attorney 

1,500  00 

Clerk                         .        .               

2,400  00 

Bailiff                                                   ...            

1,200  00 

Stationery  Printing  etc    .... 

243  75 

Total  expenditures                  ....                           ... 

$12,343  75 

Respectfully  submitted, 

P.  J.  HASKINS, 

Clerk  of  Police  Court  Dept.  No.  4. 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


OFFICE  OF  COUNTY  CLEBK,  ) 

SAN  FKANCISCO,  July  ],  1897.  \ 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Eesolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series), 
of  date  May  10,  1897,  I  respectfully  submit  herewith  my  annual  report  for 
the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

The  ordinary  fees  of  the  office  amount  to $77,205  86 

The  inheritance  tax  collected  amounts  to 68,438  00 

Total  receipts $145,643  86 

Salaries,  transcripts  on  appeal  and  stationery  amount  to : 134,847  23 


Showing  a  balance  of $10,796  63 


In  addition  to  this  there  is  due  and  payable  on  collateral  inheritance 
tax,  according  to  the  report  from  this  office  to  the  Treasurer,  the 
sum  of $378,892  63 


C.  F.  CURRY, 

County  Clerk. 


10 


146  COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


NUMBER  OF  CAUSES  ON  FILE  IN  THE  SUPERIOR  COURT 
JUNE  30,  1897. 

•General  Department 60,415 

Probate  Department 18,834 

Special  Proceedings 2,717 

Adoptions 219 

Insolvency 3,133 

Certificates  of  Incorporation 1-1,612 

Certificates  of  Copartnership 5,144 

Appeals  from  Justices'  Courts <i,930 

Coroner's  Inquests .  7,433 

Informations,  Indictments  and  Appeals  from  Police  Courts 2,121 


Total  number  of  Proceedings  on  file I'll, f>53 


RECEIPTS  FOR  THE  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

General  Department §39,849  15 

Probate  Department 23,708  71 

Marriage  License  Department 6,270  00 

Fines  imposed  in  Superior  Court 667  00 

Law  Library  Taxes 0,540  00 

Medical  and  Dental  Certificates. . .  171  00 


Total  Receipts $77,205 


DISBURSEMENTS  FOR  THE  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,   1897. 

Salary  of  County  Clerk $4,000  00 

Salaries  of  Deputies  and  Copyists 127,079  83 

Stationery  and  Supplies  and  Printing 3,767  40 

Total  Disbursements...  $134,847  23 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT.  147 


DEPOSITS  IN  COURT  IN  CIVIL  ACTIONS. 

Amount  on  deposit,  June  30,  1896 $20,829  11 

Amount  deposited  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 25,909  57 

$46,738  68 

Withdrawn  by  order  of  Court 9,805  63 

Balance  on  deposit  June  30,  1897 $36,933  o5 


CIVIL  ACTIONS 

COMMENCED  IN  THE  SUPERIOR  COURT  DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING 

JUNE  30,  1897. 

Total  number  of  civil  actions  commenced 4,686 

Number  adjudicated * 1,437 

Number  discontinued 268 

Number  transferred  to  other  Courts  , 44 

Number  still  pending 2,937 


Total 4 ,686 


ACTIONS 

APPEALED  FROM  JUSTICES'  COURTS  DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING 
JUNE   30,  1897. 

Number  of  abstracts 183 

Number  appealed 281 

Number  adjudicated 103 

Number  discontinued 11 

Number  still  pending 1(57 


PROCEEDINGS  IN  INSOLVENCY. 

Number  of  petitions  on  file  June  30,  1896 2,916 

Number  of  petitions  filed  during  year. .....   217 

Number  of  petitions  on  file  June  30,  1897 3, 1 33 


H8  COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


CHARACTER  OF  PETITIONS  FILED  DURING  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Voluntary 188 

Involuntary 29 


Total ' 217 

HOW  DISPOSED  OF. 

Number  of  decrees  of  final  discharge  during  year 86 

Number  of  proceedings  dismissed 

Number  of  proceedings  pending 126 

Total...  217 


ARTICLES  OF  INCORPORATION. 

Number  on  file  June  30,  1896 14,104 

Number  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 508 

Total 14,612 


CERTIFICATES  OF  COPARTNERSHIP. 

Number  on  file  June  30,  1896 5,075 

Number  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 69 

Total 5,144 


AUCTIONEERS'  BONDS. 

Number  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 , 


NOTARIAL  BONDS. 
Number  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT.  149 

• 
MARRIAGE   LICENSES. 

NUMBER  ISSUED   DURING    THE    YEAR    ENDING    JUNE    30,    1897. 


. .  276 
185 
292 

3,125 


MEDICAL  CERTIFICATES. 

Number  of  medical  certificates  recorded  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 130 


August  

257 

February  .... 

September  .... 

257 

March 

October  

311 

April                                

November 

987 

Mav 

December 

279 

Total  

DENTAL  CERTIFICATES. 

Number  of  dental  certificates  registered  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 41 


CORONER'S  INQUESTS. 

Number  on  file  June  30, 1896 7,053 

Number  filed  during  year  ending  June  30,  1837 400 


Total  number  on  file  June  30,  1897 ...  7,46* 


EXAMINATION   OF.  INSANE. 

Total  number  of  examinations  of  insane  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 499 

Number  committed  to  the  several  asylums  for  the  insane  357 

Number  discharged  after  examination 142 

...'...  499 


150 


COUNTY  CLEKK'S  REPORT. 


EXAMINATION  OF  INSANE- CONCLUDED. 


MALES. 

FEMALES. 

Number  committed  to  Agnews  Stole  Hospital 

36 

30 

Number  committed  to  Napa  State  Hospital  
Number  committed  to  Stockton  State  Hospital  . 

46 

28 

43 

°8 

Number  committed  to  Ukiah  State  Hospital  .  .  . 

114 

3.7 

224 

133 

NATIONALITIES  OF  INSANE. 


United  States 142 

Ireland 52 

Germany 50 

England 17 

Italy 8 

Finland 1 

Norway 3 

Austria 5 

China 16 

Denmark 3 

France 12 

Scotland...                                  7 


Prussia 3 

Russia 4 

Sweden 7 

Mexico 5 

Switzerland 2 

Japan 1 

Greece 1 

Holland   ....  1 

Chili. 1 

Unknown 16 

Total... 


357 


NUMBER  OF  ESTATES  AND  AMOUNTS  REPORTED  TO  TREASURER 
ON  COLLATERAL  INHERITANCE  TAX 


FROM  JUNE  30,  1896,  TO  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Total  number  of  estates  79> 

For  the  quarter  ending  September  30,  1896 14 

For  the  quarter  ending  December  31,  1896 12 

For  the  quarter  ending  March  31,  1897 36 

For  the  quarter  ending  June  30,  1897 17 


COUNTY  CLEKK'S  REPORT.  151 


Amount  of  tax,  as  per  inventory,  on  14  estates $17,808  15 

Amount  of  tax,  as  psr  inventory,  on  12  estates 4,280  00 

Amount  of  tax,  as  per  inventory,  on  36  estates 50,860  65 

Amount  of  tax,  as  per  inventory,  on  17  estates 12,050  00 

Total $84,998  70 


Amount  reported  to  Treasurer  during  year  ending  June  30,  1895 $330,348  95 

Amount  reported  to  Treasurer  during  year  ending  June  30,  1896 31,982  98 

Amount  reported  to  Treasurer  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897  84,998  70 


Total $447,330  63 

Amount  received  by  Treasurer  during  year  ending  June  30,  1897 , 68,438  00 


Total  amount  due  as  per  report,  June  30,  1897 $378,892 


REMITTITURS  FROM  SUPREME  COURT  IN  CRIMINAL  CASES 

DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Number  of  remittiturs  received 25 

Judgments  affirmed 15 

Judgments  reversed  and  new  trial  granted . .  6 

Judgments  reversed 3 

Judgment  dismissed 1 

Totals  . .  .     25  25 


APPEALS  FROM  TfiE  POLICE  JUDGES'  COURTS. 

Appeals  pending  June  30,  1896 30 

Appeals  filed  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 93 

Judgments  affirmed 34 

Judgments  reversed  and  cause  dismissed 40 

J  adgments  modified  • 3 

Judgments  reversed  and  new  trial  granted 4 

Judgments  recalled  and  dismissed 5 

Appeals  dismissed ...  12 

Appeals  pending  June  30,  l!s97 25 

Totals  . .  . .   123  12^ 


152  COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


INCORRIGIBLE    JUVENILES     COMMITTED    TO    WHITTIER    AND 
PRESTON   STATE    SCHOOL. 

Pending  June  30,  1896 1 

Informations 10 

Indictment 1 

Complaints 5 

Committed  to  Whittier  School 5 

Committed  to  Preston  School 12 

17  17 


WRITS  OF  HABEAS  CORPUS  ISSUED. 

Writs  issued  during  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 182 

Writs  granted • 50 

Writs  denied 40 

Writs  dismissed 50 

Writs  issued  and  no  returns  made  up  to  June  30,  1897 8 

Writs  pending 22 

Totals..  .                                                                                                                      ..  182          182 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


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154 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


DECLARATIONS     OF    INTENTION 

FOR  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30.  1897. 
NATIONALITIES. 


Australia 

26 

Jamaica  .    .    

2 

50 

Japan 

1 

Asia  Minor 

1 

Manilla  . 

• 

Belgium 

.      ...        5 

Mexico  

Brazil 

.  .    .  .'.        1 

New  Brunswick  

1 

British  Columbia 

1 

New  Foundland 

9 

Bohemia.                       

1 

New  Zealand 

g 

Buenos  Ayres  

..     ..        1 

Norwa}7 

Ti 

Canada 

62 

1 

Denmark 

82 

Persia 

Egypt  

•7 

Peru 

I 

England  

183 

Poland  

11 

Finland  

83 

Portugal 

g 

France 

51 

1 

German  v  

359 

Roumania  

1 

Greece 

....      11 

Russia 

40 

Guatemala  
Holland  
Hungary 

2 
15 
4 

San  Salvador  
Santa  Domingo     
Scotland 

1 
1 
7° 

India  

2 

Spain             

4 

Ireland  

.  .    256 

193 

Isle  of  Man 

•> 

49 

Isle  of  Azores  
Isle  of  Cypres*  
Isle  of  Jersey  
Isle  of  Mai*  a 

1 
1 
1 
] 

Syria  
Tripoli  
Turkey  
Wales 

1 

2 

8 
19 

Italy 

SO 

West  Indies 

2 

Total. 


COUNTY  CLEKK'S  REPORT. 


155 


NATIONALITIES  OF  NATURALIZATIONS 


FOR  THE  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


Aleiers 

o 

Japan  

1 

Argentine  Republic  

1 
11 

Malta  
Mexico  

1 
13 

93 

New  Brunswick 

3 

12 

4 

1 

New  Zealand  
Nicaragua  
Norway  
Nova  Scotia  
Peru  
Poland  
Portugal  
Prince  Edward's  Island  
Roumania  

7 
1 
122 
17 
1 
24 
54 
2 
7 
88 

British  Columbia 

1 

121 

Chile  
Cuba 

2 
2 

Denmark  

145 

295 

2 

Finland      

35 

..     73 

San  Salvado  
Scotland  
Spain  
Sweden  

1 
106 
1 
.    ......  369 
95 

841 

4 

1 

3 

Holland  

13 
14 

Tahiti 

1 
12 
17 
2 
4 

3 

Turkey  
Wales  
Western  Islands  . 
West  Indies  

.  653 

Isle  of  Man  
Italv  

2 
168 

Isle  of  Azores  . 
Total.  . 

4 

3,443 


156 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION   OF   CRIMINAL  CASES  FOR 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

n 

1 

c. 
5° 
aq 

c_ 

d 
<? 

Informations  tiV<l  during1  fiscal 
year  

Indictments  filed  during  fiscal  year 

I  Granted  new  trial  

Total  number  of  case*.  .  

Abduction.                   

3 

3 

Arson     ....                    

4 

1 

5 

Assault  by  means  and  force  likely  to  produce  great  bodily  harm  

18 

1 

19 

3d 

56 

02 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature  
Assault  with  intent  to  commit  murder  .  .           .... 

3 
34 

•21 

5 

3 

60 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  rape 

13 

5 

18 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  robbery 

12 

4 

10 

Attempt  to  commit  bribery. 

1 

1 

2 

Attempt  to  commit  burcrlarv  .  .  . 

IS 

If) 

AtteTipt  to  extort                            •         .   . 

3 

3 

Attempt  to  commit  °rand  larceny  

3 

2 

5 

Attempt  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature  
Attempt  to  commit  mayhem     .... 

1 

1 

1 
1 

Attempt  to  rescue  prisoners 

1 

1 

1 

1 

r 
175 

10°* 

B 

287 

Child-stealin011                    ... 

9 

2 

Crime  against  nature  (sodomy)     .           .... 

5 

3 

s 

Destroying  telegraph  message  .    . 

1 

1 

COUNTY  CLEEK'S  KEPORT. 


157 


TEE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 


CONVICTED. 

Acquitted  

DISMISSED. 

PENDING. 

Attempt  to  commit  burg- 
lary, first  degree  

As  charged  

Burglary,  wcond  degree; 
Burglary,  first  degree  

Attempt  to  commit  burgl'l 

Of  misdemeanor  
Manslaughter  

Of  lesser  offense—  an  assau 
with  deadly  weapon.  .  .  . 

)r  lesser  offense—  felony.. 

Att'pt  to  commit  g'd  larcel 

Petit  Larceny  

No  evidence  to  convict  .  .  . 

On  motion  to  set  aside  i 
formation  

Defendants  sentenced  c 
other  charges  

Defendants  dtad  

In  furtherance  of  justice. 

On  habeas  corpus  

Under  sixty  day  rule  

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  c 
own  recognizance  

Against  defend'ts  sentenced 
on  other  charges  

Defendants  for  examination 

Convicted  and  judgment 
suspended  
Against  defendants  insane.  . 

Minors  commit'd  to  lieform 
School  on  other  charges  .  . 

Defendants  convicted  but 
not  sentenced  

Ag'nst  fugitives  from  justice 

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

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:    5    : 

•     3 

3 

3 
1 

8 
13 

8 

12 

3 
5 
19 
92 
3 
60 
18 
16 
2 
19 
3 
5 
1 
1 
1 
1 
287 
2 
8 
1 

1 
5 

i 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

22 
8 

11 

8 

1 

•• 

1 

11 

4 

•• 

1 

1 

10 

7 
8 
1 

4 

1 

3 
I 

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8 
4 
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4 

0 

4 

9 
1 
1 

8 
2 
1 
1 

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1 

3 

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5 

1 

2 

2 

9 

B 

1 

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2 

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1 

1 

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1 

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4 

1 

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10 

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T 

75 
2 

5 

9 

5 

7 

11 

20 

.... 

1 

1 

1 

4 
1 

.... 

1 

... 

; 

158 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

T3 

5, 
3' 

<*; 

«H 

Informations  filed  Junng  fiscal 
year  

1 

3 

s 

a; 

I 

ft, 
e 

1 

•- 

1 

Granted  new  trial  

I 

H 
C 
3 

5* 

n 

2, 

49 

10 

13 

1 

73 

t) 

2 

4 

Felony  undor  Section  51    Penal  Code                

9 

1 

1 

4 

(Adding  to  or  subtracting  from  votes  given  at  election.) 
Felony  under  Section  222,  Penal  Code  

1 

1 

(Administering  stupefying  drugs.) 
Felony  under  Section  266    Penal  Code 

1 

1 

(Seduction  for  purposes  of  prostitution.) 

4 

2 

1 

(Making,  passing,  altering  and  attempting  to  pass  fictitious  paper.) 
Felony  under  Section  497    Penal  Cole               ... 

4 

4 

(Larceny  and  receiving  stolen  property  out  of  the  State.) 
Felonv  under  Section  563    Penal  Code 

4 

4 

(Frauds  in  keeping  accounts  in  books  of  corporations.) 
Felony  under  Section  564,  Penal  Code  .  '.  

1 

1 

(False  reports  by  officers  of  corporations.) 
Felonv  under  Section  587    Penal  Code 

1 

1 

(Malicious  injuries  to  railroads.) 
Felony  under  Section  596,  Penal  Code.                       .     .  .         

2 

2 

(Administering  poison  to  a  horse.) 

1 

1 

(Bribing  telegraph  employee.) 

1 

1 

(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Procuring  illegal  registration.) 
Felony  under  Section  27,  Purity  of  Elections  Act  

9 

l 

10 

(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Forging  election  returns.) 
Felonv  under  Section  29,  Purity  of  Elections  Act                               

3 

3 

(Approved  Feb.  23,  1893—  Neglect  of  duty  by  election  officers.) 
Felonv  under  Act  of  March  31,  1891 

1 

1 

(Putting  wife  in  house  of  prostitution.) 
Felonv  under  Act  of  March  23,  1893 

1 

1 

(Compulsory  prostitution  of  women.) 
Forgerv                    ...                    .          ... 

75 

21 

1 

2 

99 

Fraudulently  concealing  property  
Gaming  

1 

1 

•71 

2 
24 

COUNTY  CLERK  S  REPORT. 


159 


CRIMINAL  CASES-CONTINUED. 


H     ....      .....      .     .    : 

1    ..  1    -- 


160 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


DISPOSITION  OF 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

Cases  pendino-  July  1,  1896  

Informations  filed  during  fiscal 
year  

Indictments  filed  during  fiscal  year 

O 

3 

HI 

Total  number  uf  cases  

Grand  larceny  

112 

77 

B 

j 

P  :, 

Incest 

1 

1 

Libel                        .                      

12 

2 

1? 

Manslaughter                                                                 .  .                              

4 

7 

1 

1 

Misdemeanor     .   .                       ...                  ...                           

1 

1 

Misdemeanor    violation  of  fish  and  game  laws                        

11 

11 

Murder  ...         

•21 

17 

38 

Obtaining  money  or  property  by  false  pretenses  

44 

7 

7 

6 

... 

57 

Perjury  .....                                                                             

37 

3 

11 

51 

Petit  larct  ny  second  offense                                                                    

9 

5 

14 

Rape                     .                                                                                  

13 

3 

16 

Receiving  and  buying  stolen  goods  

9 

3 

12 

8 

3 

37 

15 

t 

9 

57 

Seduction,  under  promise  of  marriage  
Totals                                                                                            .   .. 

2 

787 

1 
403 



8 

3 
1291 

COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


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CRIMINAL  CASES— CONCLUDED. 


CONVICTED. 

|  Acquitted  

DISMISSED. 

PENDING. 

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f! 

f.g. 

fi 

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:  §" 

•  ^ 

As  charged  

Burglary,  first  degree  

Burglary,  second  degree  

Attempt  to  commit  burgl'rj 

Of  misdemeanor  

Manslaughter  .... 

Of  lesser  offense—  an  assault 
with  deadly  weapon  

s 

sf 

Cfl 

1 

s 

3" 
= 

Att'pt  to  commit  g'd  larceny 

Petit  larceny  

No  evidence  to  convict  

0 

!i 

v. 

I 

CD 

•  5' 

Defendants  sentenced  or 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  

In  furtherance  of  justice.  . 

C 

8 

1 

Under  sixty  day  rule  

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  or 
own  recognizance  

Against  defend'!  s  sentencet 
on  other  charges  

Defendants  for  examinatior 

Against  defendants  insane. 

1  Convicted  and  judgmen 
suspended  .  ...  

1  Minors  commit'd  to  Reforn 
School  on  other  charges  . 

1  Defendants  jonvicted  bu 
not  sentenced  

Ag'nst  fugitives  from  justic< 

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

27 

9 

•• 

1 

13 

16 

10 

.... 

1 

1 

3 

9 

> 

32 

32 

1 

2 

31 
1 

23 

14 
1 

195 
1 

26 

7 
1 
1 

11 

'68 

57 
7 
51 
14 
16 
12 
3 
57 
3 

1291 

1 

1 

1 

3 
1 

1 
1 

3 

1 

1 

... 

.... 

... 

1 

.... 

11 

16 

4 

5 

•i 

4 
1 

1 
4 

4 

10 
±2 

4 

1 

3 

7 

4 

2 

3 
* 

2 

5 

.... 

1 

1 

1 

4 

5 
1 
3 

1 

2 
8 
2 

•j 

2 

1 

lo 

2 

5 

': 

2 

•2 

1 

T 

\ 

2 

1 

q 

.... 

8 

3 

B 

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17 

6 

" 

7 
H;I; 

8 

•82 

1 

3 

88 

21 

42 

4 

5 

86 

10 

3 

1 

13 

102 

79 

i 

26 

5 

43 

7 

1 

9 

215 

189 

1 

. 
•24 

15 

2 

2 

11 


162  COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT. 


GENERAL  RECAPITULATION. 


Cases  pending  July  1, 1896 787 

Informations  filed  during  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 403 

Indictments  filed  during  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 93 

Oases  in  which  new  trials  were  granted  by  Superior  Court 8 

Convicted  of  an  attempt  to  commit  burglary  in  the  first  degree 3 

Convicted  as  charged 82 

Acquitted - 102 

Convicted  of  burglary  in  first  degree 24- 

Convicted  of  burglary  in  second  degree 42 

Convicted  of  an  attempt  to  commit  burglary 4 

Convicted  of  manslaughter 5 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 35 

Convicted  of  a  lesser  offense  (assault  with  a  deadly  weapon) ...  10 

Convicted  of  a  lesser  offense  (felony) 3 

Convicted  of  an  attempt  to  commit  grand  larceny 1 

Convicted  of  petit  larceny 13 

Dismissed,  no  evidence  to  convict 79 

Dismissed  on  motion  to  set  aside  information 1 

Dismissed,  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 26 

Dismissed,  defendants  dead 5 

Dismissed  in  furtherance  of  justice 43 

Dismissed  on  habeas  corpus 7 

Dismissed  under  sixty  day  rule 1 

Dismissed  on  demurrer 9 

Pendine  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  own  recognizance 215 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 189 

Pending  June  30.  1897,  against  defendants  for  examination 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 24 

Pending  June  30.  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 15 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  committed  to  Reform  School 2 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  but  not  sentenced. 2 

Pending  June  30,  18i*7,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 166- 

Pendinsj  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 182 


Totals ...1,291 


COUNTY  CLERK'S  REPORT,  163 


GENERAL  SUMMARY. 

CIVIL  DEPARTMENT. 

Number  of  civil  actions  commenced  during  the  year 

Number  of  appeals  from  Justice i'  Courts 281 

Number  of  insolvency  proceedings 217 

Number  of  marriage  licenses  issued 3,125 

Number  of  medical  and  dental  certificates  recorded 171 

Number  of  Coroner's  inquests  filed , 400 

Number  of  auctioneers'  bonds  filed 5 

Number  of  notarial  bonds  filed '", 11 

Number  of  articles  of  incorporation 508 

Number  of  certificates  of  copartnership 69 

Number  of  certificates  of  naturalization  issued 3,443 

Number  of  declarations  of  intention 1,821 

Number  of  estates  commenced,  Probate  Department 1,398 

Number  of  letters  issued,  Probate  Department 1,488 

Number  of  claims  filed,  Probate  Department 1,750 

Number  of  examinations  of  insane 499 

Number  of  informations,  indictments  and  appeals  from  Police  Courts  filed 589 


REPORT 


BOARD  OF  PARK  COMMISSIONERS. 


THE   BOARD    OF   PAEK   COMMISSIONERS. 

JOSEPH  AUSTIN PRESIDENT 

IRVING  M.  SCOTT COMMISSIONER 

JOHN  ROSENFELD COMMISSIONER 

JOHN  MCLAREN Superintendent 

V.  V.  BLOCK Secretary 


PAEK  OFFICE,  July  1,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  The  Park  Commissioners  herewith  present  a  report  of 
their  management  of  the  grounds  under  their  charge  for  the  year  ending 
Jane  30,  1897. 

JOSEPH  AUSTIN, 
IRVING  M.  SCOTT, 
JOHN  ROSENFELD, 

Board  of  Park  Commissioners. 


PARK    COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT.  165 

!Your  Commissioners,  in  presenting  their  Twenty-sixth  Annual  Report,  cannot 
refrain  from  expressing  their  satisfaction  at  the  steadily  increasing  popularity  of 
the  people's  pleasure-ground,  and  the  hope  that  their  efforts  to  maintain  its  high 
standard  of  beauty  and  picturesqueness  will  be  aided  by  a  liberal  appropriation. 

The  year  has  been  a  favorable  one  for  the  general  maintenance  of  the  Park. 
i The  trees  and  shrubs  have  made  a  good  season's  growth,  and  all,  with  the  excep- 
tion  of  the  unlearned  tracts,  show  a  healthy  and  vigorous  condition. 
I  Most  of  the  improvements  begun  during  the  fiscal  year  have  been  successfully 
'carried  out,  and  are  now  either  completed  or  making  satisfactory  progress  toward 
completion.  Favorable  weather  having  prevailed  during  the  year,  the  work  of 
grading  and  constructing  on  the  different  roads,  grounds  and  walks  has  been  car- 
ried on  almost  uninterruptedly. 

During  the  latter  part  of  the  year  1896  various  irresponsible  rumors  were  circu- 
lated in  regard  to  the  management  of  the  Park. 

These  rumors  were  presented  to  the  Grand  Jury  the  latter  part  of  1896,  through 
the  committee  appointed  to  examine  the  Park.  For  some  reason  the  Grand  Jury 
practically  ignored  the  charges  made  and  the  rumors  circulated. 

The  Park  Commissioners  immediately  asked  not  only  the  fullest  investigation 
of  these  rumors,  but  of  every  department  of  the  Park,  and  when  the  new  Grand 
Jury  met  in  the  first  part  of  1S97,  an  official  letter  was  addressed  to  the  Jury,  ask- 
ing th3  fullest  examination  of  the  Park  affairs. 

A  great  many  exaggerated  statements  were  presented  to  this  Grand  Jury,  and 
a  portion  of  the  press  of  the  city  spread  exaggerated  statements  regarding  the 
same. 

The  Grand  Jury  made  a  most  exhaustive  examination,  employing  two  experts, 
who  went  into  detail  of  every  particular  statement  or  charge  made,  taking  charge 
of  the  pumping  engine  and  running  it,  and  ascertaining  for  themselves  the  amount 
of  coal  burned  to  pump  a  certain  quantity  of  water,  comparing  that  with  the 
amount  charged  for  the  year;  feeding  the  horses,  taking  the  number,  and  comparing 
the  result  with  the  amount  of  feed  charged  to  that  department;  examining  the 
men  to  see  if  the  pay-roll  and  men  agreed.  In  fact,  the  Grand  Jury  made  the 
mosti  exhaustive  report  possible,  and  it  is  gratifying  not  only  to  the  Commis- 
sioners, but  also  to  every  citizen  of  San  Francisco,  to  know  that  not  one  particle 
of  foundation  existed  for  the  sensational  reports  that  had  been  circulated. 

IMPROVEMENTS  AND   CONSTRUCTION   OF   GROUNDS. 

The  laying  out  and  improvement  of  grounds  and  lawn  area  has  gone  steadily  on 
during  the  year,  notably  at  points  around  Strawberry  Hill  and  the  lake. 

The  verges  and  slopes  on  each  side  of  the  Main  Drive,  west  of  the  Boat  House, 
have  been  graded,  manured,  loamed  and  planted  with  different  varieties  of 
shrubbery  and  sown  with  seeds  of  native  wild  flowers  which  are  now  in  bloom, 
and  add  greatly  to  the  beauty  and  attractiveness  of  these  points. 

The  grounds  between  the  bicycle  path  and  the  new  approach,  south  of  the 
lake,  have  been  graded,  manured,  surfaced  with  loam  and  planted  with  cedar,  red- 
wood and  madrone  trees. 

The  grounds  on  each  side  of  the  new  drive  west  of  the  lake  have  also  been 
graded,  sloped,  loamed  and  planted  with  hardy  trees,  principally  pine  and  acacia 
on  the  exposed  points,  and  with  redwood,  madrone  and  manzanita  on  the  more 
sheltered  sides.  West  of  the  Boat-House  the  newly-graded  points  were  planted  with 
the  stone  pine  of  Italy,  the  Calaveras  big  tree,  the  European  silver  fir  and  the 
California  silver  spruce.  Amongst  these  are  planted  the  more  common  pines  and 
acacias  to  act  as  nurses  to  shelter  the  more  tender  varieties  until  they  will  have 
become  acclimated  and  to  protect  them  from  our  prevailing  summer  winds. 


16J  PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 

Along  the  South .  Drive,  from  the  Recreation  Grounds  to  the  west  side  of  the 
lake  and  to  a  point  opposite  Eighteenth  avenue,  a  distance  of  three-quarters  of  a 
mile,  the  verges  have  been  graded,  shaped,  manured,  loamed  and  seeded  to  grass. 
The  banks  and  slopes  have  been  planted  with  appropriate  trees  and  shrubs,  and, 
during  the  months  of  October  and  November,  the  surface  of  the  ground  for  a 
distance  of  several  hundred  feet  on  each  side  of  the  driveway  was  covered  with 
loam  to  a  depth  of  eight  inches,  thus  improving  the  health  and  appearance  of 
the  older  trees  in  a  marked  degree.  Extensive  Improvements  have  been  carried  on 
along  the  line  of  the  South  Drive,  west  of  the  Water  Works  and  connecting  the 
South  with  the  Main  Drive,  by  grading,  shaping  and  loaming  the  grounds.  By 
this  improvement  the  grass  verges  extend  ort  each  side  of  the  Main  Drive  from 
the  Baker-street  entrance  to  a  point  opposite  Twenty-fourth  avenue;  thence  around 
Strawberry  Hill  along  the  South  Drive  back  to  the  avenue. 

The  valley  north  of  the  Japanese  Garden  has  been  considerably  improved. 
This  valley,  comprising  about  ten  acres,  has  been  graded,  surfaced  with  a  coating 
of  loam,  manured  and  plowed  in,  ready  for  seeding.  Water  pipe,  with  hydrants 
attached,  has  been  laid  sufficient  to  irrigate  the  whole  tract.  The  whole  area 
of  the  grounds,  formerly  the  site  of  the  old  "49"  Mining  Camp,  has  been  covered 
with  loam  eight  inches  in  depth  and  planted  with  large  groups  of  different  varie- 
ties of  deciduous  trees,  such  as  oak,  maple,  linden,  walnut,  liriodendron,  ash  and 
others  of  a  similar  character. 

The  grounds  in  this  vicinity,  owing  to  their  being  so  well  sheltered  by  Straw- 
berry Hill  and  the  lake  embankment,  are  extremely  v/ell  adapted  and  favorable 
to  the  growth  of  deciduous  trees.  At  a  point  between  the  Bicycle  Path  and  the 
Main  Drive,  near  Sixth  avenue,  the  borders  have  been  regraded,  reshaped,  manured, 
loamed  and  seeded  to  grass. 

The  grounds  around  the  Old  iLodge  site  have  been  reconstructed,  the  plots  sur- 
faced with  loam,  the  lawns  resodded  and  improved  by  planting  with  rhododen- 
drons, azaleas  and  heaths.  The  borders  dividing  the  Main  Driveway  and  the 
Bicycle  Path,  west  of  the  "Cut,"  have  also  been  regraded,  shaped,  loamed  and 
seeded  to  grass. 

A  great  deal  of  work  has  been  done  toward  the  improvement  of  the  grounds 
around  the  Children's  quarters  by  replacing  and  rearranging  the  shrubbery,  thor- 
oughly overhauling:  the  entire  surface  and  enriching  it  with  loam  and  other  fer- 
tilizers. 

The  grounds  on  each  side  of  the  Main  Drive  from  in  front  of  the  Conservatory 
Valley  to  a  point  a  little  to  the  west  of  the  new  bridge  have  been  entirely  re- 
constructed, and  a  change  effected  in  the  line  of  driveway  by  reducing  the  former 
zigzag  curves  to  one  curve,  thereby  making  the  driveway  more  direct  and  the 
lines  more  graceful.  With  this  decided  improvement,  the  driveway  is  now  of  a 
uniform  width  of  seventy-five  feet,  with  the  grass  verges  on  either  side  dividing 
it  and  the  Footpath  on  one  side  and  the  Bicycle  Path  on  the  other. 

The  grass  verges  vary  in  width  from  four  to  ten  feet,  and  dispersed  over  them 
are  groups  of  shrubbery.  The  grounds  around  and  between  the  groups  have  been 
seeded  to  Kentucky  blue  grass;  south  of  the  Bicycle  Path  they  have  also  been  re- 
shaped and  laid  out  in  a  similar  manner. 

On  the  north  side  of  the  present  Footpath  considerable  work  has  been  done 
in  the  way  of  taking  up  the  old  macadam  and  replacing  it  with  surface  soil.  The 
sharp  points  at  the  junction  of  the  Sixth-avenue  entrance  and  the  Main  Drive, 
have  been  graded  down  to  an  easy  slope,  covered  with  surface  soils  and  planted  to 
grass,  while  the  great  width  pf  gravel  space  between  the  site  of  the  old  Casino 
and  the  Bicycle  Rest  has  been  reduced  to  about  eight  hundred  square  feet,  and 
the  space  improved  in  the  usual  manner  by  loaming  and  planting. 


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CONCERT  VALLEY  AND  THE  NEW  MUSIC  CONCOURSE. 

Among  the  many  improvements  since  the  last  report  was  submitted,  and  one 
that  will  give  the  Park  an  additional  hold  upon  public  favor,  is  the  construction 
and  completion  of  the  grounds  in  and  around  Concert  Valley,  where  it  is  proposed 
the  new  band-stand  will  be  erected  in  the  near  future. 

Soon  after  the  closing  of  the  Midwinter  Fair  the  work  of  demolishing  the 
buildings  and  general  reconstruction  of  the  grounds  was  begun,  and  was  vigor- 
ously carried  on,  until  now  the  only  remaining  buildings  to  mark  the  site  of  the 
Midwinter  Fair  are  the  Japanese  Village  and  the  Memorial  Museum. 

Concert  Valley  was  the  project  of  the  late  W.  W.  Stow.  He  selected  the  site 
as  the  most  desirable  location  for  a  music  concourse,  and  your  Commissioners 
have,  in  the  laying  out  of  the  grounds,  endeavored  to  carry  out  his  wishes. 

The  site  is  truly  a  grand  one,  not  alone  for  the  beauties  of  its  surroundings, 
but  for  its  being  in  the  midst  or  within  easy  access  of  the  most  interesting  features 
of  the  Park.  To  the  north  is  the  Main  Drive  and  Museum;  to  the  south,  the  South 
Drive  leading:  to  the  Lake  and  Strawberry  Hill;  while  on  the  east  is  the  Aviary 
and  the  Buffalo  Paddock,  and  on  the  west  is  the  Japanese  Garden. 

On  graceful  slopes  surrounding  the  Music  Court  are  planted  belts  of  trees  with 
dense  foliage,  and  which,  while  adding  to  the  natural  picturesqueness  of  the 
scene,  act  as  wind  breaks.  By  this  much  will  be  secured  for  the  comfort  of  the 
large  concourses  of  people  who  will  attend  the  concerts,  and  the  acoustic  arrange- 
ments of  the  band-stand  will  be  at  once  protected  and  preserved. 

On  the  east,  south  and  west  sides  of  the  court  are  a  double  carriage  drive  and 
bicycle  path.  The  new  Music  Court  is  somewhat  rectangular  in  form.  It  is  600 
feet  in  length  and  300  feet  in  width,  with  the  angles  curved  so  as  to  present  a 
pleasing  and  symmetrical  appearance.  The  surface  of  the  court,  which  is  twelve 
feet  below  the  surrounding  driveways,  has  been  laid  out  in  macadamized  walks 
and  the  parterres  planted  with  shade  trees,  forming  a  fresh  and  pleasant  retreat 
for  those  who  wish  to  find  rest  and  relaxation  and  escape  from  the  chilly  winds 
or  the  sun's  hot  rays. 

Adjoining  the  Museum,  and  in  close  proximity  to  the  New  Bridge,  the  lawn 
surface  has  been  considerably  extended  and  the  plots  planted  with  palms  and  other 
appropriate  plants. 

Though  the  work  of  reconstruction  has  been  necessarily  slow  owing  to  the 
rough  and  heavy  labor,  still,  on  the  whole,  steady  progress  has  been  maintained 
until  it  is  virtually  completed,  with  the  exception  of  the  band-stand,  the  erection 
of  which  is  under  consideration.  The  first  heavy  piece  of  work  accomplished  was 
the  breaking  up  of  the  old  roads  and  the  construction  of  new  ones.  Excavating 
under  and  blasting  the  remaining  concrete  foundation  of  the  Mechanical  Arts  and 
other  buildings  necessitated  heavy  labor  and  much  time.  About  1,000  loads  of  this 
old  concrete  and  other  accumulated  rubbish  was  carted  away,  the  greater  portion 
of  which  was  used  in  building  the  embankment  on  the  north  side  of  the  New 
Driveway  around  the  Panorama  and  other  rock  work  in  the  vicinity.  Hills  were 
graded  down,  and  the  material  thus  obtained  was  used  in  the  construction  of 
wind  breaks  on  the  westerly  and  southwesterly  sides  of  the  Music  Court,  which 
have  all  been  shaped,  loamed  and  planted  with  rapidly  growing  trees.  Many  of 
the  trees  were  from  twenty  to  thirty  feet  in  height  and  required  a  large  amount 
of  heavy  work  and  great  care  in  moving  in  order  to  have  successful  results  at- 
tained. The  larger  trees  with  six  or  eight  cubic  yards  of  soil  attached  were 
planted  in  large  holes  from  eight  to  twelve  feet  in  diameter  and  filled  with  rich 
soil.  The  grassy  slopes  dividing  the  drives,  bicycle  road,  promenades  and  seating 
grounds  have  been  planted  with  groups  of  rare  and  beautiful  flowering  shrubs, 
already  in  thriving  condition  and  beginning  to  show  their  characteristics.  The 


168  PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 

principal  species  planted  in  this  locality  are  myrtle,  erica,  guava,  yucca,  agave, 
echium,  rhododendron,  euonymus,  fremontia,  carpenteria,  abelia,  diosma,  and  oth- 
ers, giving  a  very  interesting  and  attractive  finish  to  the  grounds. 

The  wide  belt  between  the  Museum  and  the  Japanese  Garden  has  been  graded, 
loamed  and  seeded  to  blue  grass,  and  at  its  most  westerly  point  much  has  been 
added  to  the  attraction  of  the  neighborhood  by  planting  groups  of  semi-tropical 
plants  embracing  various  species,  large-leafed  and  ornamental,  forming  new  com- 
binations both  in  leaf  and  flower. 

DRIVEWAYS,  WALKS  AND  BICYCLE  PATHS. 

Owing  to  the  increased  traffic,  the  work  on  construction  and  reconstruction  and 
general  maintenance  has  been  considerable  this  year  and  the  expense  very  heavy. 
The  reconstruction  and  reshaping  of  the  drives  and  slopes  at  a  point  on  the  drive- 
way leading  west  from  the  Boat-House,  where  the  Twenty-fourth-avenue  entrance 
crosses  the  Main  North  Drive,  involved  a  great  amount  of  heavy  labor,  which 
engaged  the  services  of  forty  men  and  eight  teams  constantly  for  over  a  month. 
So  many  roadways  met  at  this  junction  that  it  was  difficult  to  keep  them  in  good 
order  on  account  of  the  numerous  long  points.  The  sharp  angles  have  been  taken 
off  and  new  curves  laid  out,  thus  making  the  turns  easier  and  the  roads  more  direct. 

The  construction  of  the  driveway  around  the  westerly  and  southerly  sides 
of  Stow  Lake  was  quite  an  extensive  improvement,  entailing  much  labor.  The 
material  used,  including  20,000  cubic  yards  of  sand,  was  hauled  from  the  Cut  west 
of  Strawberry  Hill. 

The  building  of  the  Bicycle  Road  encroached  so  much  into  the  road  leading  to 
the  Boat-House  that  the  approach  to  the  Lake  had  to  be  changed.  This  was  done 
by  building  a  new  road  about  800  feet  long  and  40  feet  wide  some  100  feet  further 
to  the  south,  which  makes  the  curves  more  graceful  and  a  more  direct  drive. 
Another  important  piece  of  work  was  the  reconstruction  of  the  Driveway  around  the 
Panorama  and  Strawberry  Hill.  In  order  to  preserve  the  driveway  it  was  neces- 
sary to  build  an  embankment  of  stone  along  the  northerly  side,  which  will  thus 
support  the  fill,  as  the  hill  is  much  steeper  than  a  natural  slope  of  such  material 
would  be. 

Extensive  work  was  involved  in  the  reconstruction  of  the  drive  and  walks  cross- 
ing the  New  Bridge.  The  work  was  attended  with  considerable  difficulties  and 
delays,  owing  to  the  fact  that  vehicles  were  constantly  passing  and  repassing  over 
the  bridge,  but  it  has  now  been  satisfactorily  completed.  Irrespective  of  the 
Bicycle  and  Foot  Paths,  the  width  of  the  drive  is  seventy-five  feet,  affording 
ample  room  for  observing  the  "right  of  way"  at  this  point,  where  the  traffic  will 
be  greater  than  at  any  other  section  of  the  drive. 

The  Ocean  Boulevard  built  last  year  on  the  great  highway  has  been  maintained 
at  considerable  expense  on  account  of  the  sand  being  carried  by  the  strong  pre- 
vailing winds  and  deposited  on  the  surface  of  the  driveway.  In  order  to  prevent 
this  in  the  future,  grass  has  been  planted  for  a  width  of  one  hundred  feet  between 
the  driveway  and  the  ocean.  Brush  has  been  placed  in  hedge  form  along  the 
Boulevard  for  a  distance  of  nearly  two  miles  in  order  to  keep  the  sand  from  being 
blown  or  the  grass  roots  from  being  torn  out  by  high  winds  or  washed  away  by 
the  action  of  the  receding  waves  during  high  tides.  This  work  of  reclamation 
should  be  carried  on  until  the  grass  is  firmly  set  to  the  level  of  high  water  mark, 
thereby  remedying  the  trouble  caused  by  drifting  sands. 

During  the  months  of  March  and  April  a  large  force  of  men  and  eight  teams 
were  put  to  work  upon  the  repairing  of  Point  Lobos  Road.  Loads  of  rock  were 
hauled  and  spread  along  the  middle  of  the  driveway  for  a  width  of  sixty  feet  from 
Central  avenue  west  to  Fifth  avenue,  and  thirty  feet  in  width  from  Fifth  avenue 
to  the  Cliff  House,  a  distance  of  three  miles. 


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A  footpath  fifteen  feet  in  width  and  2,000  feet  long  has  been  graded  and 
graveled.  It  extends  from  the  Aviary  to  the  slope  in  front  of  the  Museum.  This 
will  make  a  continuous  and  pleasant  footway  between  these  two  attractive  feat- 
ures. As  it  was  deemed  advisable  to  have  a  pathway  connecting  with  the  walk 
through  the  site  of  the  old  '49  Camp  leading  to  the  bridge  and  crossing  the  lake 
on  the  north  of  Strawberry  Hill,  a  walk  has  been  constructed  along  the  steep 
slope  of  the  hill  below  the  level  of  the  lake.  In  order  to  make  it  more  secure, 
stumps  of  trees,  which  had  been  grubbed  out,  were  placed  on  the  north  side  of 
the  walk  to  serve  as  a  retaining  wall. 

A  new  walk  was  constructed  leading  from  the  driveway  in  front  of  the  Grant 
Monument  through  the  subway,  dividing  at  its  north  end  so  that  access  can  be 
gained  by  the  one  to  the  Eighth-avenue  entrance  and  by  the,  other  to  the  Tenth- 
avenue  entrance.  With  the  work  done  in  constructing  the  walks  at  the  old  and 
new  Lodge  sites,  the  foregoing  represents  the  principal  improvements  in  regard  to 
walks. 

The  extension  and  completion  of  the  Bicycle  Path  has  met  with  great  popu- 
larity by  bicyclists,  and  to  the  management  of  Golden  Gate  Park  may  be  attributed 
the  first  construction  in  America  of  a  bicycle  path  for  the  exclusive  use  of  wheel- 
men. Considerable  care  has  been  exercised  as  to  the  proper  grading  and  surfacing. 
The  foundation  is  composed  of  four  inches  of  coarse  red  rock,  well  packed  and  cov- 
ered with  two  inches  of  finely  broken  rock  rolled  to  a  smooth,  even  surface.  It  has 
an  elevation,  or  crown,  in  the  center,  and  along  the  entire  course  the  best  system 
of  drainage  has  been  introduced,  with  silt  basins  at  intervals  connecting  with 
drains  in  such  a  way  as  to  keep  the  path  entirely  free  from  standing  water.  It  is 
constantly  kept  well  rolled  and  sprinkled  so  as  to  keep  down  the  fine  dust. 

The  entire  length  of  the  path  is  nearly  five  miles  and  varies  in  width  from 
fifteen  to  thirty  feet.  Commencing  at  the  Cyclers'  Rest,  opposite  Conservatory 
Valley,  the  Main  Path  extends  along  the  Main  Drive,  crossing  the  New  Bridge  on 
the  south  side,  thence  on  to  its  terminus  at  the  western  entrance  to  the  Speed 
Road. 

A  pleasant  adjunct  to  the  path  is  the  Bicycle  Track  at  the  Music  Court,  paral- 
leling the  double  carriage  drive,  and  then,  following  the  road  leading  past  the  Grant 
Monument,  east  of  the  Museum,  it  connects  with  the  Main  Bicycle  Path. 

THE  ARBORETUM. 

As  urged  in  former  reports,  no  time  should  be  lost  in  making  this  interesting 
and  instructive  feature  as  complete  as  possible.  The  progress  in  planting  was 
greatly  retarded  during  the  Midwinter  Pair,  and  for  some  considerable  time  sub- 
sequently, during  the  demolishing  of  the  Fair  buildings  and  removal  of  debris. 
Considerable  planting  has,  however,  been  carried  on  this  year,  and  with  the 
additions  that  will  be  constantly  made,  it  is  hoped  that  the  Arboretum  will  ere 
long  become  worthy  of  its  purpose.  The  collection  is  already  a  valuable  one  and 
embraces  specimens  of  a  goodly  variety  of  Pacific  Coast  trees  and  different  species 
from  other  States  and  foreign  countries. 

The  terraces  adjoining  the  Water  WTorks  have  been  planted  with  a  very  fine 
selection  of  firs,  spruces,  cedars,  araucarias,  junipers,  redwoods  and  sequoias,  all 
of  which  are  doing  well  and  beginning  to  show  their  respective  characteristics. 
Foreign  countries  are  fairly  well  represented  by  various  specimens  from  the 
Pyrenees  Mountains,  the  Alps,  Chili  and  South  Africa,  and  varieties  of  the  Kauri 
pine  and  other  conifers  from  Australia  and  New  Zealand,  besides  several  of  the 
more  important  conifers  indigenous  to  the  Eastern  States,  have  been  planted  and 
are  doing  well. 


170  PAKE   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 

Here  in  the  Arboretum  may  be  studied  the  culture  and  all  the  wonderful  and 
varied  phases  of  tree  life.  Next  year  it  is  intended  to  add  to  the  collection  varieties 
of  lindens,  elms,  maple,  oak  and  other  deciduous  trees,  both  domestic  and  foreign, 
all  of  which  have  been  carefully  tested  and  will,  under  proper  treatment,  make  the 
collection  a  thoroughly  representative  one  and  a  most  valuable  acquisition  to  the 
Park. 

THE    NURSERY. 

The  Nursery  continues  to  be  stocked  with  a  large  variety  of  trees,  plants  and 
shrubs,  all  of  which  are  in  excellent  condition.  About  150  new  varieties  of  trees  and 
shrubs  are  now  under  cultivation  for  the  first  time,  most  of  these  being  imported 
from  Japan. 

WATER    SUPPLY. 

Considerable  extension  has  been  made  in  the  water  supply  system,  the  most 
important  being  the  introduction  of  an  eight-inch  main  from  a  point  240  feet  east 
of  the  Reman  Bridge,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Lake,  and  running  north  toward 
the  Main  Drive  for  a  distance  of  340  feet.  Here  the  main  supplies  two  laterals  of 
four-inch  pipe,  one  extending  east  440  feet  midway  between  the  Lake  and  the 
North  Drive;  the  other,  going  west  200  feet,  leads  towards  the  Boat-House.  At 
intervals  of  100  feet  along  the  four-inch  laterals  are  double  T's  connecting  the 
laterals  with  two-inch  pipes  leading  out  at  right  angles  to  the  four-inch  pipe, 
each  having  hydrants  attached  100  feet  apart.  This  permits  the  irrigation  of  that 
portion  of  the  grounds  that  was  occupied  by  the  '49  Mining  Camp  and  the  entire 
area  in  that  district.  A  four-inch  main  has  also  been  laid,  extending  650  feet  from 
the  east  end  of  the  Lake  to  the  valley  immediately  behind  and  north  of  the  Japan- 
ese Garden.  Here  about  700  feet  of  laterals  are  connected  with  hydrants  attached 
about  100  feet  apart,  thereby  permitting  a  thorough  irrigation  of  this  large  area  of 
ground,  which  has  been  graded  and  loamed,  and  is  now  ready  for  plantation. 

In  the  vicinity  of  the  New  Bridge  about  1,100  feet  of  two-inch  pipe  has  been 
laid  connecting  with  hydrants  so  as  to  effect  means  of  irrigation  for  the  borders 
and  slopes  on  the  north  and  south  ends  of  the  subway.  The  Recreation  Grounds 
have  been  provided  with  additional  irrigation  facilities.  Two-inch  laterals  have 
been  connected  with  the  main,  with  hydrants  attached,  extending  the  system  over 
the  entire  acreage.  Besides,  1,200  feet  of  two-inch  laterals  have  been  connected 
with  the  four-inch  main  in  the  neighborhood  of  Deer  Glen,  in  order  to  irrigate  the 
various  groups  of  trees  recently  planted  there. 

DRAINAGE    AND    GUTTERWAYS. 

Additional  drainage  facilities  have  been  laid  from  a  point  directly  north  of  the 
Aviary,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Main  North  Drive,  opposite  the  Sixth-avenue 
entrance,  extending  475  feet  across  the  drive  and  along  the  west  side  of  the  en- 
trance on  D  street,  where  it  empties  into  the  sewer.  It  is  connected  with  the 
silt  basins  so  as  to  receive  the  drainage  from  the  north  of  the  Main  North  Drive 
and  also  the  drainage  from  the  Sixth-avenue  entrance. 

A  stone  gutterway  has  been  constructed  from  the  Roman  Bridge  to  the  crest 
of  Strawberry  Hill.  Ten  silt  basins  have  also  been  placed  at  intervals  along  the 
line,  from  which  branch  sewers  carry  the  water  to  the  main  drain  under  the  Lake, 
at  a  point  about  300  feet  east  of  the  Rustic  Bridge,  on  the  south  side  of  Straw- 
berry Hill,  thus  carrying  off  storm  waters  from  the  hill  and  preventing  wash- 
outs and  other  damage  from  winter  rains. 

Another  sutterway  with  silt  basins  has  been  laid  on  each  side  of  the  main 
walk  leading  from  the  Museum,  beneath  the  New  Bridge,  which  provides  an  outlet 


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for  the  surface  waters  from  the  slopes  on  either  side  of  the  bridge.  The  material 
used  in  the  construction  of  these  two  gutterways  was  composed  of  chips  from 
the  granite  used  in  the  construction  of  the  New  Bridge. 

NEW   BRIDGE. 

Early  in  the  year  a  contract  was  entered  into  with  the  Messrs.  Gray  Bros, 
for  the  construction  of  a  concrete  Subway  leading  beneath  the  Main  North  Drive 
oppqsite  a  point  midway  between  Ninth  and  Tenth  avenues,  to  the  Museum  and 
Concert  Valley.  The  work  was  completed  in  August  of  last  year.  The  length  of 
the  Subway  is  132  feet  and  the  width  is  21  feet.  It  is  of  concrete,  the  arch  being  a 
semi-circle  two  and  one-half  feet  in  thickness  at  the  spring  line  and  one  and  one- 
half  feet  thick  at  the  top.  The  walls  are  perpendicular  and  two  and  one-half  feet 
thick.  The  foundation  extending  beneath  the  walls  is  four  and  one-half  feet  wide. 
This  is  the  most  important  of  all  the  structures  built  during  the  year.  It  is  built 
after  a  design  submitted  to  competition  and  accepted  by  your  Commissioners  in 
January,  1896;  the  main  object  being  to  allow  foot  passengers  to  cross  under  the 
Main  Drive  through  the  Subway  to  the  Museum  and  Concert  Valley,  thus  avoiding 
the  exposure  to  accidents  owing  to  the  large  number  of  carriages  and  bicycles 
that  pass  this  point.  The  work  is  designed  and  constructed  with  a  view  to  abso- 
lute permanency  and  in  accordance  with  the  best  rules  of  art  and  masonry.  The 
material  used  is  of  the  finest  granite  from  the  quarries  near  Raymond,  admitted 
to  be  the  best  in  the  State.  The  bridge  is  simple  in  design,  richness  being  con- 
centrated around  the  arches  by  carvings  of  buffalo  heads,  etc.,  while  the  flanking 
retaining  walls  were  purposely  made  plain,  but  capped  by  a  bold  cornice  and 
balustrade. 

The  embellishments  at  the  center  of  the  two  inner  balustrades  are  omitted 
until  such  time  as  your  Commissioners  shall  arrive  at  some  final  conclusion  in 
the  way  of  appropriate  groups  of  statuary. 

It  is  proposed  to  plant,  at  the  ends  of  the  outer  balustrades,  groves  of  tall, 
graceful  trees,  which,  when  they  have  reached  their  growth,  will  increase  the  per- 
spective of  the  Driveway  and  blend  together,  as  it  were,  the  picturesqueness  of 
the  bridge  and  the  surrounding  landscape. 

BIG  TREE   CABIN. 

The  Big  Tree  Cabin,  relic  of  the  Midwinter  Fair,  that  stood  near  the  entrance 
to  the  Japanese  Garden,  has  been  moved  back  about  one  hundred  feet,  where  it 
will  be  partially  hidden  by  the  pine  trees.  A  foundation  of  brick  has  been  built 
under  it  for  support  and  to  protect  it  from  rot  and  damp.  A  bench  has  been  put 
around  the  interior  of  the  Cabin  so  that  it  can  be  used  as  a  shelter  or  a  summer- 
house.  Immediately  in  front  and  around  the  Cabin  a  group  of  California  big  trees 
ranging  in  hight  from  three  to  six  feet  have  been  planted.  The  Cabin  being  made 
from  a  section  of  one  of  the  giant  redwoods  of  California,  and  the  younger  trees 
of  the  same  species  being  planted  around  it,  there  is  a  good  opportunity  for  com- 
parison of  the  tree  at  different  stages  of  its  growth. 

ELECTRICAL    WORKS. 

The  idea  of  the  proposed  Electrical  Works,  discussed  in  former  reports,  has 
so  far  matured  that  we  have  been  warranted  in  the  erection  of  a  suitable  building. 
The  matter  as  to  what  shall  be  the  extent  of  lighting  the  Park  is  still  under  con- 
sideration. The  building  adjoins  the  Pumping  Works  and  is  similar  in  material 
and  design.  It  is  fifty  feet  long  and  thirty  feet  wide,  and  is  so  divided  as  to 
allow  for  the  convenient  placing  of  the  boilers,  engines,  dynamos  and  switchboards. 


172  PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 

PUMPING    WORKS. 

The  great  importance  of  a  thorough  irrigation  system  cannot  be  over-estimated. 
Therefore  every  effort  has  been  made  to  extend  the  water  supply  so  that  all  cul- 
tivated and  improved  grounds  throughout  the  Park  may  be  effectually  irrigated 
and  sprinkled.  The  large  increase  of  lawn  surface  (amounting  to  sixty  acres  this 
year)  and  finished  grounds  tested  the  pumps  to  their  full  capacity,  and,  in  an- 
ticipation of  still  increasing  the  lawns  and  finished  grounds,  a  new  set  of  Dow's 
double-acting  pumps,  with  a  capacity  of  50,000  gallons  per  hour,  have  been 
erected,  and,  after  being  thoroughly  tested,  are  now  in  full  working  order  and 
give  entire  satisfaction.  The  full  capacity  of  the  combined  pumps  is  now  125,000 
gallons  per  hour. 

MUSEUM    ANNEX. 

Though  a  large  and  commodious  Annex  to  the  Museum  was  completed  last 
November,  so  rapidly  are  the  contributions  pouring  in  from  all  parts  of  the  States 
and  Europe  that  it  was  decided  to  erect  another  Annex  seventy  feet  long  by  thirty 
feet  wide,  which  will  be  utilized  for  a  new  Picture  Gallery.  A  furnace  and 
engine-room  has  also  been  erected  in  connection  with  the  heating  apparatus  that 
is  now  being  laid  throughout  the  entire  building.  The  heating  of  the  Museum 
was  considered  to  be  of  great  necessity,  not  merely  for  the  comfort  of  visitors 
during  the  rainy  season,  but  more  especially  as  a  preventive  against  dampness  and 
mildew,  which  would  cause  irreparable  damage  to  a  great  portion  of  the  exhibits. 

PARK    MUSEUM. 

The  Park  Museum  was  first  opened  to  the  public  on  March  23,  1895.  Less  than 
three  years  ago  the  first  articles  were  secured,  which  formed  the  nucleus  of  the 
present  collections.  Within  that  time  the  growth  has  been  so  rapid  and  great 
that  twenty-two  halls  and  galleries  are  now  required  for  the  display  of  the  forty 
thousand  objects. 

The  progress  made  during  the  past  twelve  months  has  been  much  greater  than 
during  the  previous  fifteen  months  and  furnishes  abundant  cause  for  congratulation. 
The  collections  in  nearly  every  department  have  been  materially  strengthened 
and  a  large  number  of  new  departments  created  and  entirely  filled  with  exhibits. 

During  the  summer  of  1895  several  thousand  new  exhibits,  which  had  been 
collected  in  Europe  by  Mr.  M.  H.  De  Young  with  the  surplus  funds  of  the  Mid- 
winter Fair  International  Exposition,  arrived  at  different  times.  These,  together 
with  the  numerous  large  lots  which  were  received  from  the  East,  were  necessarily 
placed  in  storage  by  reason  of  the  already  overcrowded  condition  of  the  halls. 

With  the  extensive  and  rapid  increase  of  collections  and  to  provide  space  for 
the  accommodation  of  the  new  accessions,  as  well  as  to  improve  the  arrangement 
and  classification  of  the  old  exhibits,  your  Commissioners  decided  to  erect  a  new 
building  as  an  annex  to  the  old  one.  The  new  building  was  accordingly  begun 
early  in  the  winter  of  1895  and  finished  in  July,  1896.  It  was  divided  into  eight 
halls  and  utilized  for  the  following  departments:  Picture  Gallery,  Tapestry  and 
Antique  Furniture,  Arms  and  Armor,  Model  Room,  Ethnology,  Mineral  Hall, 
Forestry,  and  Hall  of  Agriculture  and  Horticulture. 

With  the  additional  new  halls  we  were  enabled  to  reorganize  nearly  all  of  the 
old  ones  and  create  several  new  departments.  The  old  Armor  Hall  was  trans- 
formed into  a  Graeco-Roman  Hall;  the  two  rooms  at  the  left  of  the  main  entrance, 


PAKE   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT.  173 

formerly  the  Mineral  and  Colonial  Rooms,  have  been  utilized  for  the  Pioneer  Hall 
and  the  historical  exhibits  of  the  Wells-Fargo  Express  Company,  respectively. 
The  halls  at  the  right  of  the  main  entrance,  formerly  used  for  storage  and  work 
rooms;  have  been  converted  into  elegant  rooms  for  the  Colonial  exhibits.  The 
Art  Metal  Department  is  a  new  creation,  and  has  been  assigned  a  room  opposite 
the  main  entrance  and  leading  into  the  Statuary  Hall.  More  space  has  been  given 
to  the  Indian  Department  by  the  removal  of  the  Wells,  Fargo  &  Co.  exhibits. 
The  Forestry  and  Produce  exhibits  have  been  transferred  from  the  department 
of  Natural  History  to  separate  apartments  in  the  new  building.  This  latter  change 
is  a  great  improvement  to  the  appearance  of  the  Natural  History  Department  and 
has  allowed  for  the  greater  expansion  of  the  collections.  Most  of  the  space  thus 
created  has  been  filled  with  new  and  valuable  material,  which  has  been  in  storage 
for  lack  of  space  and  display  cases. 

The  task  of  installing  the  thousands  of  exhibits  was  commenced  early  in  August 
and  involved  the  entire  rearrangement  and  classification  of  all  collections  through- 
out the  entire  institution. 

CONDITION   OF   COLLECTIONS. 

The  specimens  of  all  kinds  in  the  Museum  are  in  excellent  condition.  They  have 
been  constantly  watched  and  carefully  wiped  with  proper  solutions;  as  a  result  no 
permanent  injury  to  any  article  has  been  observed.  The  new  steam-heating  appa- 
ratus now  being  introduced  will  prevent  further  trouble  of  that  kind. 

CASES. 

During  the  year  one  hundred  and  five  new  display  cases  have  been  built  and 
distributed  throughout  the  different  departments.  Of  this  number  fifty-nine 
were  made  by  contract,  by  regular  show-case  manufacturers.  The  material  utilized 
was  Eastern  maple  (ebonized),  quartered  oak,  cedar  and  mahogany.  The  best 
plate  glass  was  used  and  the  locks  were  extra  strong  and  made  to  order.  The 
remaining  forty-six  cases  were  built  in  the  Park  shops. 

LABELS. 

Much  time  and  labor  has  been  expended  in  the  preparation  of  several  thousand 
descriptive  labels.  A  great  many  old  labels,  some  that  were  soiled  or  faded,  and 
others  that  had  been  typewritten,  were  replaced.  The  printing  was  done  by  hand 
with  pen,  and  involved  much  of  the  time  of  one  man  during  the  past  six  months. 

LIBRARY. 

The  Museum  is  gradually  accumulating  material  for  a  Reference  Library. 
There  are  now  very  nearly  a  thousand  bound  volumes,  magazines,  pamphlets,  and 
miscellaneous  publications,  many  of  the  text-books  treating  on  kindred  subjects 
within  the  scope  of  the  institution.  A  large  number  of  them  are,  however,  ancient 
publications,  including  a  quantity  of  bound  volumes  in  French,  which  have  a 
bearing  on  museum  subjects.  No  purchases  whatever  have  been  made  for  this 
most  important  department,  for  the  reason  that  the  Museum  has  no  fund  that 
could  be  used  for  that  purpose.  What  we  have  were  contributed  by  generous 
friends  of  the  institution. 


174  PAKK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 

ACCESSIONS. 

The  Museum  has  no  fund  at  present  with  which  purchases  can  be  made,  and 
therefore  nothing  has  been  expended  for  exhibits.  It  is  very  gratifying,  how- 
ever, to  note  the  large  number  of  accessions  by  gift  since  the  date  of  our  last 
report,  in  addition  to  the  extensive  collections  furnished  by  the  Midwinter  Inter- 
national Exposition.  Among  the  more  important  contributions  of  generous  friends 
was  the  recent  gift  of  Mr.  John  L.  Bardwell  of  his  entire  collection  of  wood  and 
ivory  carvings.  This  exceedingly  fine  and  valuable  collection,  numbering  about 
six  thousand  pieces,  represents  an  outlay  of  about  $25,000,  and  is  considered  one 
of  the  most  important  of  its  kind  in  America.  It  contains  mostly  ancient  carvings 
which  are  rapidly  increasing  in  value  and  difficult  to  obtain.  Mr.  Bardwell  has 
been  a  lifelong  lover  of  art  objects,  but  his  specialty  has  been  the  acquirement 
of  rare  and  choice  pieces  of  carved  ivory.  To  this  pursuit  he  has  devoted  much 
of  his  time,  and  he  has  certainly  exercised  great  care  and  good  judgment  in 
selecting  these  treasures  during  his  long  residence  of  forty-five  years  in  this  city. 
The  great  interest  taken  in  the  Museum  by  this  gentleman  is  most  gratifying, 
and  is  suggestive  of  what  others  might  do  towards  advancing  the  institution. 

Soon  after  the  Museum  was  established,  Mr.  Bardwell  presented  his  extensive 
collection  of  miscellaneous  curiosities.  Following  closely  came  other  donations, 
and  from  time  to  time  during  the  past  two  years  he  has  contributed  many  rare 
objects  which  he  is  constantly  collecting.  His  donations  have  increased  to  such 
an  extent  that  a  separate  room  was  set  aside  as  a  repository  for  them  exclusively. 
This  room,  called  "Bardwell' s  Old  Curiosity  Shop,"  is  now  completely  filled  with 
curio  treasures.  The  ivory  collection,  however,  is  exhibited  in  the  Oriental  Hall, 
where  the  light  is  excellent  and  the  floor  space  ample  for  the  accommodation  of  the 
six  large  new  cases  built  expressly  for  the  purpose. 

Mr.  Bardwell  announced  his  gift  in  the  following  letter  to  your  Commissioners: 

San  Francisco,    Cal.,    June  24,    1897. 

Gentlemen:  As  a  constant  visitor  at  the  Park  Museum  during  the  past  two 
years,  I  have  observed  with  much  pleasure  and  satisfaction  the  great  progress 
and  eminent  success  which  has  attended  your  zealous  efforts,  as  well  as  the  in- 
creasing popularity  in  public  favor. 

Stimulated  by  this,  I  am  induced  to  supplement  my  previous  contributions  by 
the  tender  to  your  keeping  of  my  entire  collection  of  carved  ivories. 

I  have  been  a  collector  of  Japanese  ivory  carvings  for  about  forty  years,  and 
I  do  now  offer  for  your  acceptance  as  a  gift  to  the  Park  Museum,  located  in 
Golden  Gate  Park  in  the  City  of  San  Francisco,  Cal.,  my  entire  collection  of 
Japanese  wood  and  ivory  carvings,  numbering  about  700  objects. 

The  gift  will  be  made  upon  express  conditions  that  the  entire  collection  shall 
be  permanently  exhibited  at  all  times,  in  well-lighted  apartments  in  said  Park 
Museum,  in  the  hardwood,  velvet-lined  cases  containing  plate  glass  and  strong 
locks,  and  the  various  articles  properly  cared  for  at  all  times. 

It  is  my  desire  that,  if  the  collection  be  accepted,  the  same  shall  forever  be 
exhibited  in  the  said  Park  Museum,  free,  for  the  enjoyment  and  education  of  all 
who  may  frequent  its  halls  and  galleries. 

Respectfully, 

JOHN    L.     BARDWELL. 


PARK    COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT.  175 

In  response  to  his  generous  offer,  the  following  letter  of  acceptance  was  for- 
warded to  Mr.  Bardwell: 

San  Francisco,    Cal.,   June  30,  1897. 

Dear  Sir:  Your  communication  conveying  to  the  Park  Museum  your  splendid 
ivories  was  received  and  the  same  formally  accepted  and  recorded  in  the  minutes 
of  Golden  Gate  Park. 

In  accepting  this  collection  the  Park  Commissioners  cannot  refrain  from  a  more 
cordial  expression  of  their  views  regarding  the  patriotism,  interest,  and  splendid 
feeling  you  have  displayed  toward  the  Park  Museum  and  citizens  of  San  Francisco, 
in  conveying  to  them  all  right  and  title  to  these  ivories  without  any  conditions 
whatever. 

The  collection  will  be  taken  care  of  in  proper  shape  and  due  acknowledgement 
to  the  donor  will  be  given.  We  hope  that  this  example  will  be  followed  by  others, 
and  that  eventually  the  Park  Museum  may  be  unsurpassed  in  its  collections,  due 
to  the  patriotism  and  generosity  of  the  people,  following  the  example  you  have 
so  nobly  set. 

Yours  very  truly, 

BOARD  OF  PARK  COMMISSIONERS, 

By  V.   V.    BLOCK,   Secretary. 

Another  exceedingly  valuable  gift  was  made  by  Mr.  C.  P.  Huntington.  This 
consists  of  nine  large  oil  paintings  from  his  private  collection,  and  is  a  most  wel- 
come addition  to  our  Picture  Gallery.  For  this  gracious  gift  of  Mr.  Huntington,  the 
public  owes  a  debt  of  gratitude. 

The  Picture  Gallery  has  also  been  further  enriched  by  the  generous  gift  from 
Mrs.  Margaret  E.  Crocker,  of  Sacramento,  of  three  large  and  beautiful  oil  paint- 
ings, to  commemorate  the  life  of  her  late  husband,  Hon.  E.  B.  Crocker. 

Several  magnificent  gifts  were  received  during  the  early  part  of  the  year  from 
the  late  Jacob  Z.  Davis,  member  of  the  Museum  Committee.  These  consist  of  a 
series  of  weapons,  including  swords,  knives,  spears,  battle-axes,  pistols,  and  guns 
in  great  variety,  covering  the  early  flint  and  matchlock  period,  and  illustrated  by 
examples  from  Egypt,  Soudan,  Arabia,  Turkey,  East  India,  France,  Germany  and 
elsewhere;  twenty-five  old  images  and  curiosities  from  Japan  and  the  "Ingall's  Col- 
lection of  Indian  Relics"  of  more  than  200  rare  and  curious  objects,  illustrating  the 
domestic  and  social  life,  ceremonies,  superstition,  modes  of  dress,  artistic  tastes, 
industries  and  other  matters  appertaining  to  savage  life  among  the  Aborigines  of 
North  America. 

To  the  Department  of  Ethnology  has  been  added  a  valuable  and  interesting  col- 
lection, the  liberal  contribution  of  Dr.  H.  W.  Yemens,  of  this  city.  This  consists 
of  relics  of  the  Esquimau  and  Alaskan  Indians,  and  includes  various  costumes, 
implements  of  war  and  of  the  chase,  crude  utensils  of  domestic  and  culinary  usage, 
etc. 

Many  choice  works  of  art  and  science  have  been  loaned  to  the  Museum  during 
the  year.  To  the  generosity  of  Hon.  John  Daggett,  of  this  city,  is  due  the  hearty 
thanks  of  the  Museum  and  the  public.  Mr.  Daggett  has  deposited  with  us  his  large 
and  complete  collection  of  Indian  relics  and  curiosities.  This  includes  the  cos- 
tumes, articles  of  personal  adornment,  native  moneys,  baskets,  foods,  weapons, 
domestic  utensils  and  photographs  illustrating  the  life  of  the  Klamath  Indians, 
among  whom  these  articles  were  collected. 

The  Museum  is  also  deeply*  indebted  to  Miss  S.  M.  Spooner,  of  this  city,  for  her 
extensive  loans  of  various  paintings,  tapestries,  antique  furniture,  rare  ceramics, 
and  other  works  of  art.  Her  choice  collection  of  paintings  has  delighted  thousands 
of  visitors  during  the  past  season. 


176  PARK  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 

The  Museum  acknowledges  with  gratitude  the  liberality  of  the  Wells,  Fargo 
Express  Company.  From  the  date  of  the  inauguration  of  the  Museum,  they  have 
continued  to  transport  specimens  and  parcels  free  of  all  expense.  The  Museum 
and  the  public  are  also  indebted  to  the  late  Colonel  C.  F.  Crocker  and  Mr.  H.  E. 
Huntington  for  their  generosity  in  personally  paying  several  large  freight  bills  on 
exhibits  from  Europe  and  the  East.  Also,  to  the  Southern  Pacific  Railroad  for 
free  transportation. 

Appended  to  this  report  is  a  full  list  in  detail  of  all  donations  for  the  year. 

EXCHANGES. 

The  Museum  has  on  hand  considerable  duplicate  and  excess  material  which  will 
be  useful  for  exchange  purposes.  A  list  of  such  material  will  be  published  and  sent 
to  other  institutions  as  soon  as  time  and  circumstances  will  permit. 

During  the  year  several  minor  exchanges  have  been  made,  mostly  in  the  De- 
partment of  Natural  History.  One  large  and  satisfactory  exchange  was  made  with 
'the  museum  at  Selangor,  Straits  Settlements.  We  received  from  them  ninety-one 
specimens  of  birds,  animals,  and  skeletons.  In  exchange,  we  sent  them  327  speci- 
mens of  birds  and  animals,  minerals,  woods,  Indian  relics,  and  miscellaneous  speci- 
mens of  natural  history. 

NATURAL  HISTORY  DEPARTMENT. 

This  department  has  been  greatly  improved,  and  a  very  large  number  of  new 
specimens  added.  Prof.  F.  Gruber,  as  curator  of  the  department,  has  most  faith- 
fully and  industriously  carried  on  his  work.  A  large  part  of  his  time  has  been 
devoted  to  taxidermy  work,  mounting  skins  that  have  been  in  storage  and  pickle, 
as  well  as  fresh  skins  that  have  been  acquired  during  the  year;  while  much  work 
has  been  done  in  restoring,  embellishing,  and  remounting  old  specimens. 

FIRE   PROTECTION. 

Almost  every  reasonable  precaution,  in  the  way  of  preventing  fire,  has  been 
taken.  There  are  four  hydrants  at  favorable  locations  within  the  buildings,  to  which 
lines  of  hose  are  constantly  attached,  ready  for  instant  use.  Smoking  is  strictly  pro- 
hibited, and  no  fire  of  any  kind,  excepting  gas  lights  and  watchman's  lanterns, 
are  allowed  within  the  buildings. 

MUSEUM  PROPERTY. 

A  census  taken  for  this  report  shows  the  total  number  of  objects  in  the 
Museum  to  be  41,458,  as  follows: 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


177 


LOCATION  AND  NUMBER  OF  ARTICLES. 


LOCATION. 


Colonial  Rooms 

Historical  Rooms 

Ecclesiastical  Hall 

Indian  Hull 

Oriental  Hall 

Egyptian  (Graeco  Roman) 

Coln'and  General  Hall , 

Ceramic  Hall 

Produce  Hall 

Foressry  Hall 

Mineral  Hall 

Model  Room 

Armor  Room 

Tapestry  Hall 

Art  Metal  Room 

Picture  Gallery 

Jewel  Hall 

Napoleon  Room 

Royal  Pavilion 

Bardwell  Hall 

German  Room 

Natural  History  Gallery 

Store  Room  (Duplicates), 

Total.... 


NUMBER    OF 
AKTICLK3. 

492 
39'. 

156 
2,964 
1,003 

«38 

2,498 
549 
431 
285 

1,560 
133 
534 
291 
352 
383 

3,212 
849 
133 
462 
39 

23,374 
969 

41,453 


12 


178  PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 

PARK     EXTENSION. 

In  the  present  enlightened  age  it  might  be  deemed  superfluous  to  say  anything 
in  regard  to  the  utility  and  necessity  of  parks  and  open  spaces  in  crowded  cities. 
Eminent  sanitarians  in  all  civilized  countries  have  written  and  spoken  eloquently 
on  the  subject,  all  agreeing  that  the  proper  ventilation  of  a  city  is  a  determining 
factor  in  the  health  of  that  community. 

The  Park  is  a  priceless  boon  to  the  weak  and  invalid  of  all  classes,  but  par- 
ticularly to  the  poor.  To  be  able  to  go  from  cramped  rooms  and  close  atmospheres 
to  regions  of  sunlight  and  verdure,  Is  an  indescribable  pleasure,  bringing  back  hope 
as  well  as  health  to  multitudes.  Thousands  who  can  never  spend  the  time  nor 
means  to  take  a  vacation  may  recuperate  waning  energies  by  physical  exercise  or 
quiet  rest  in  the  midst  of  delightful  surroundings. 

The  moral  influence  of  parks,  especially  with  provisions  for  recreation,  is  very 
great.  In  this  regard  a  late  eminent  physician  wrote:  "Foul  air  prompts  to  vice 
and  oxygen  to  virtue  as  surely  as  the  sunlight  paints  the  flowers  of  our  garden. 
The  tired  workman  who,  after  the  day's  labor,  needs  repose  and  the  relaxation 
of  home,  is  apt  to  be  driven  from  it  by  the  close  atmosphere  of  the  house  and  the 
street  in  which  he  lives.  He  would,  if  he  could,  get  into  the  fresh  air  of  the  coun- 
try, but  as  he  cannot  do  this,  he  seeks  the  relief  which  drink  and  other  excite- 
ment yield.  If  there  were  an  attractive  park  convenient,  he  would  seek  it  as  in- 
stinctively as  the  plant  stretches  toward  the  light.  The  varied  opportunities  of  a 
park  would  educate  him  and  his  family  in  the  enjoyment  of  open  air  pleaures.  De- 
prived of  these,  he  and  his  are  educated  into  the  ways  of  disease  and  vice  by  the 
character  of  their  surroundings." 

In  urging  the  extension  of  the  park  system  in  London,  England,  an  eminent 
sanitarian  gave  the  following  reasons:  "Parks  and  open  spaces  are  the  constant 
source  of  health  and  innocent  enjoyment  to  all  within  their  reach.  It  is  difficult 
to  conceive  any  lapse  of  time  or  change  of  circumstances  whicn  shall  take  away 
their  value.  They  are  available,  if  properly  placed,  to  the  very  poorest  classes. 
They  are  a  kind  of  charity  which  cannot  demoralize  and  cannot  be  abused  or 
jobbed." 

The  rapid  growth  of  cities  makes  the  question  of  open  spaces  one  of  vital 
importance.  There  is  not  a  large  city  anywhere  which  is  not  feeling  the  need  of 
more  breathing  room  owing  to  the  rapid  increase  of  the  population.  Unfortunately^ 
their  park  areas  do  not  grow  so  fast  and  the  time  comes  when  public  safety  requires 
new  spaces  and  they  have  to  be  provided  at  fabulous  expense.  It  is  the  part  of 
wisdom  to  be  forearmed  as  well  as  forewarned. 

The  north  and  northwestern  portions  of  San  Francisco  are  now  well  supplied 
with  parks  and  pleasure  grounds  as  possibly  as  any  city  of  its  size  in  the  world. 
The  southern  and  southwestern  portions  are,  however,  utterly  destitute  of  any 
park  or  open  space  that  can  be  used  either  for  pleasure  or  for  recreation,  although 
these  portions  are  the  most  densely  populated,  and  are  getting  more  crowded  every 
year.  Years  ago  people  were  satisfied  with  a  house  fronting  on  the  street,  but  now 
houses  are  being  built  in  the  rear  of  other  dwellings  covering  up  all  vacant  spaces 
for  the  recreation  of  children  and  intensifying  the  evil  caused  by  overcrowding. 

In  the  judgment  of  your  Commissioners,  the  time  is  now  favorable  for  laying 
out  a  park  system  for  that  district,  and  also  for  establishing  a  system  of  boule- 
vards to  connect  the  different  reservations.  Van  Ness  avenue  is  now  a  boulevard, 
so  is  Lombard  street,  between  Van  Ness  avenue  and  the  Presidio.  First  avenue  has 
also  been  set  aside  as  a  boulevard,  connecting  the  Presidio  with  Golden  Gate  Park. 
The  opening  of  Twenty-fourth  avenue  from  Lake  street  to  the  Presidio  should  be 
pushed  through  to  the  line  and  continued  to  the  McDowell  Drive,  and  other  boule- 
vards laid  out  from  Golden  Gate  Park  to  Mountain  Lake  Park  and  the  Presidio. 
These  should  be  a  block  wide,  if  possible,  with  footpaths  and  bicycle  roads  skirting 


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the  driveway,  making  a  magnificent  parkway  connecting  the  popular  reservations, 
which,  if  purchased  now,  would  in  a  very  few  years  be  considered  one  of  the  city's 
best  assets. 

Another  broad  boulevard  should  be  laid  out  connecting  the  Mission  district  with 
Golden  Gate  Park.  It  should,  of  course,  be  made  as  direct  as  possible  consistent 
with  practical  grades.  People  living  in  that  district,  desiring  to  visit  the  Park, 
have  now  to  drive  down  town,  cross  car  tracks  and  overcrowded  streets,  and  are 
compelled  to  travel  double  the  distance  necessary  to  get  there  by  a  reasonably 
direct  roadway. 

Other  cities  on  the  continent,  notably  Chicago  and  Buffalo,  have  had  complete 
systems  of  boulevards  and  avenues  for  years,  and  are  moving  to  still  further  extend 
the  system  beyond  the  built  parts  of  the  city.  Buffalo  has  942%  acres  of  parks  and 
nineteen  miles  of  boulevards.  Chicago  has  six  large  parks  and  several  smaller  ones 
scattered  over  the  city,  all  being  connected  by  a  system  of  boulevards  thirty-seven 
and  one-half  miles  in  extent. 

THE  PARK  AND  ITS  ATTRACTIONS. 

The  Park  to-day  ranks  inferior  to  none,  and  may  justly  claim  to  be,  in  some 
respects,  without  a  rival  on  the  American  continent.  With  the  strikingly  visible 
improvements  that  have  characterized  its  rapid  growth  and  developments  since  its 
insignificant  inception,  in  a  few  years  it  will  be  recognized  among  the  foremost 
parks  in  the  world. 

Superb  and  elegant  as  many  other  parks  are,  due  to  the  lavish  application  of 
wealth  in  architecture  and  sculptural  adornment,  Golden  Gate  Park  has  no  superior 
in  point  of  its  beautiful  natural  advantages,  picturesque  scenery  and  the  mildness 
and  salubrity  of  its  climate. 

Three  decades  have  scarcely  lapsed  since  this  noble  park  was  nothing  but  a  vast 
wilderness,  a  barren  waste;  not  a  tree  to  mark  its  outline,  not  even  a  blade  of  grass 
to  relieve  the  monotony  of  the  shifting  sandhills  stretching  for  miles  to  the  ocean's 
brink.  Thus  one  can  imagine  the  toil,  the  hardships,  the  privations  of  those 
pioneer  workers  who  conceived,  founded,  and  planned  it. 

The  vastness  of  the  undertaking  was  only  equal  to  the  unsurmountable  barrier 
that  seemed  to  mar  its  success.  All  sorts  of  devices  were  tried  for  the  reclamation 
of  the  shifting  sand  dunes.  Grain  crops  were  put  in  and  nearly  all  varieties  of 
grasses,  but  with  little  success.  What  was  wanted  was  a  grass  with  roots  of  a 
strong,  fibrous  nature  to  hold  the  sand  in  place.  Yellow  lupin  was  tried  and  met 
with  fair  success,  but  it  did  not  seem  to  take  sufficient  hold.  The  sea  bent  grass 
was  tried,  however,  and  the  results  were  much  more  satisfactory;  its  strong,  fibrous 
roots  took  firm  hold,  and,  shooting  out  its  sinewy  rootlets,  it  seemed  to  grasp 
the  moving  sand  and  hold  it  like  a  vise.  It  took  four  years,  however,  before  it 
proved  thoroughly  successful,  and  then  under  its  shelter  stronger  plants  and  shrubs 
were  planted  and  grew  up,  and  what  was  a  barren  waste  became  fertile  land  clad 
in  perennial  verdure. 

In  justification  of  the  assertion  that  Golden  Gate  Park  is  now  without  a  rival 
on  this  continent  as  a  pleasure  resort,  reference  is  made  to  some  of  its  most  strik- 
ing features. 

STRAWBERRY    HILL. 

As  each  succeeding  year  it  grows  grander  and  more  beautiful,  so  does  it  grow 
still  more  in  public  favor,  and  never  did  it  wear  a  more  pleasant  aspect  than  it 
does  to-day.  The  luxuriant  growth  of  the  beautiful  acacias  and  the  noble  pines 
mantling  its  brows  has  been  remarkable  in  so  short  a  time;  so  rapid,  indeed,  that 
it  has  been  reluctantly  deemed  advisable  to  cut  back  and  thin  them  out  so  as  to 
open  up  vistas  of  the  scenic  beauties  of  the  surrounding  country.  Here,  amid 


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rocks,  gracefully  drooping  ferns  thrive,  as  if  in  their  native  soil,  their  delicately 
green  colors  forming  a  pleasing  contrast  to  the  dark  green  color  of  the  pines,  with 
which  the  hill  is  covered. 

The  summit  of  the  hill  is  either  reached  by  the  driveway  or  by  the  numerous 
walks  leading  through  cool  places  and  shady  groups.  By  a  little  extra  exertion  of 
climbing  to  the  summit,  the  visitor  is  amply  repaid,  for  there  stands  Sweeney's 
Observatory,  or,  as  it  might  more  appropriately  be  called,  the  Panorama,  as,  from 
its  windows  or  from  the  turrets  above,  one  has  a  magnificent  spectacle  unfolded  to 
the  view.  This  Observatory,  erected  at  a  cost  of  $15,000,  is  a  gift  from  Mr.  Thomas 
U.  Sweeney. 

Below  is  the  Park,  revealed  in  all  its  loveliness;  its  winding  drives  bordered 
with  noble  trees;  .its  forests  of  pine;  its  graceful  and  undulating  slopes  mantled 
in  the  richest  verdure;  its  glistening  lake;  its  wildly  romantic  water-fall.  Looking 
to  the  west  is  the  grand  old  ocean,  with  the  fine  sweep  of  coast  line  towards  Ocean 
View.  Quite  distinctly  can  be  heard  the  muffled  roar  of  the  waves  as  they  roll  upon 
the  long  stretch  of  sandy  beach.  Away  in  the  distance,  faintly  outlined  against  the 
horizon,  are  the  Farallone  Islands,  twenty-one  miles  away.  Northward  an  enchant- 
ing view  of  the  Bay  and  the  Golden  Gate,  so  famed  in  song  and  story,  is  obtained, 
and,  looking  beyond,  the  light-houses  on  Points  Arena  and  Bonita  are  plainly  dis- 
cernible. Nearer  is  seen  Sausalito,  nestling  'neath  the  purple  hills  of  Marin;  while, 
to  the  right,  is  Mount  Tamalpais,  whose  aspect  on  a  fine  day  is  truly  a  brilliant  one, 
especially  when  the  sun's  rays  fall  upon  it,  showing  beautiful  effects  of  light  and 
shade. 

Across  the  bay,  Oakland,  Berkeley,  and  Alameda  stand  out  in  bold  relief  from 
the  dark  background  of  the  hills  rising  in  gradual  undulations,  until  the  heights 
of  Mount  Diablo  rise  towering  to  the  clouds.  It  is  useless  to  attempt  further  de- 
scription, for  no  words,  however  eloquently  expressed,  can  give  anything  like  an 
adequate  idea  of  the  ever-changing  beauty  of  the  scenery  which  the  view  from 
Strawberry  Hill  affords.  It  must  be  seen  to  be  appreciated.  A  ledge  of  rock  has 
been  quite  recently  constructed  which,  while  forming  a  bulkhead  to  support  the 
western  bank  of  Sweeney's  Observatory,  adds  considerably  to  the  picturesque 
beauty  of  this  much  frequented  spot. 

Not  far  from  the  Hill,  and  placed  upon  a  slight  eminence,  is  the  Prayer  Book 
Cross,  in  Runic  style  of  architecture.  It  is  of  great  historical  interest,  and  was 
the  gift  of  the  late  Geo.  W.  Childs,  of  Philadelphia,  by  whom  it  was  erected,  in 
commemoration  of  the  first  prayer  offered  up  in  consecration  of  the  spot  where  Sir 
Francis  Drake  landed  on  the  shores  of  Drake's  l-ny,  un  June  24.  1571). 

STOW  LAKE. 

Stow  Lake  is  another  of  the  many  improvements  introduced  by  the  late  Mr. 
Stow,  who  had  always  an  eye  for  the  beautiful  in  nature  and  art.  He  could  not  have 
selected  a  more  appropriately  lovely  spot  for  location  of  the  Lake  now  bearing  his 
name.  It  is  a  marvel  of  engineering  skill;  art  and  nature  being  so  wonderfully 
blended  that  it  difficult  to  detect  where  either  begins  or  ends. 

The  Lake  is  seroentine  in  form,  and  its  rippling  waters  meander  around  the 
base  of  Strawberry  Hill,  washing  its  banks  and  winding  around  verdantly-fringed 
islands,  studded  here  and  there  with  rugged  pieces  of  rock  fromf  which  hang  the 
emerald  verdure  of  aquatic  flora,  while  dipping  to  the  water's  edge  are  graceful 
willows,  mirroring  on  the  water's  surface  the  imagery  of  their  beauty.  Swans, 
ducks,  and  other  fowls  swim  and  flutter  over  the  surface  of  the  water,  the  whole 
scene  forming  a  picture  of  remarkable  loveliness. 

But  the  beauty  of  the  scenery  is  not  the  only  attraction  that  the  Lake  affords. 
Near  the  water's  edge  is  stationed  the  Boat  House,  a  rustic  piece  of  architecture 
commodiously  fitted  up,  and  fully  equipped  with  pleasure  boats  fdr  those  who  wish 
to  indulge  in  aquatic  explorations  of  the  Lake. 


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The  drive  around  the  Lake  is  remarkable  for  the  succession  of  gratifying  vis- 
tas which  meet  the  eye  at  almost  every  turn  of  the  road.  Such  a  variety  of  breaks 
and  openings  is  hardly  possible  to  conceive.  It  must  be  borne  in  mind,  however, 
that,  in  the  construction  of  the  Lake,  its  utility  was  not  sacrificed  for  its  ornamen- 
tation. It  acts  as  a  reservoir,  having  a  storage  capacity  of  twenty-five  million  gal- 
lons, and  is  the  source  of  the  entire  irrigation  system  throughout  the  Park. 

HUNTINGTON    FALLS. 
(Gift  of  Mr.   C.    P.    Huntington.) 

Of  all  the  most  beautiful  and  romantic  artificial  spots  that  can  be  imagined, 
Huntington  Falls  is  unrivaled.  Beginning  at  the  reservoir  on  tne  summit  of  Straw- 
berry Hill,  the  water  comes  tumbling  and  splashing  over  masses  of  rugged  rock 
and,  leaping  from  ledge  to  ledge  o'er-hung  by  drooping  trees  and  feathery-plumed 
ferns  peeping  out  from  the  crevices  in  the  rocks  as  if  to  catch  the  spray,  it  rushes 
madly  along,  forming  here  and  there  little  pools  that  lie  half-hidden  beneath  the 
leafy  underwood,  until  it  reaches  the  rustic  foot-bridge,  where  it  makes  a  fall  of 
fifteen  feet,  and  then,  seeming  to  make  one  grand  effort,  it  plunges  down  the  falls 
about  one  hundred  feet,  leaps  high  into  the  air  and  spends  its  force  'midst  clouds  of 
spray,  finally  reaching  the  Lake  below. 

ALVORD   LAKELET. 
(Gift   of   Mr.   Wm.    Alvord.) 

What  more  beautiful  spot  could  be  imagined!  Birds  bathing  in  the  water;  hum- 
ming-birds, bees,  and  butterflies  regaling  themselves  in  sipping  the  nectar  from 
the  flowery  plants;  and  the  air  permeated  with  fragrant  odors. 

Masses  of  flowering  shrubs,  trees,  ferns,  wild  flowers,  and  climbing  vines  on  the 
surrounding  slopes  form  a  pleasing  and  sheltering  background.  If  the  visitor  de- 
sires peace  and  tranquillity,  there  it  will  be  found,  the  hush  and  beautiful  surround- 
ings making  one  forget  the  strife  and  turmoil  of  the  busy  world  without. 

RECREATION    VALLEY. 

This  favorite  resort,  as  an  extensive  rural  playground,  has  more  than  fulfilled 
the  purpose  for  which  it  was  intended.  Here,  at  the  outskirts  of  a  crowded  city, 
within  easy  access  from  every  point,  the  youth,  more  especially  those  athletically 
inclined,  can  escape  from  the  city's  close  confinement,  and,  each  in  his  own  way' 
engage  in  such  sports  of  manly  and  vigorous  exercise  as  their  fancy  dictates. 

Numerous  base-ball  and  foot-ball  clubs  are  daily  to  be  seen  engaged  in  these 
favorite  pastimes,  but,  ere  long,  other  games,  such  as  cricket,  lacrosse,  and  tennis, 
will  hold  sway  with  the  others. 

Unlike  the  great  eastern  cities,  where  the  intense  cold  of  the  winter  and  the 
excessive  heat  of  the  summer  so  often  interfere  with  outdoor  sport,  San  Francisco 
has  the  advantage  of  a  mild  and  equable  climate,  where  a  continuous  round  of 
sports  can  be  indulged  in  almost  without  interruption. 

In  crowded  cities,  public  recreation  grounds  are  moral  necessities  for  the  physi- 
cal development  of  the  younger  generation.  From  recent  statistics,  it  is  shown 
that  in  large  and  populous  cities,  where  such  places  of  recreation  do  not  exist, 
the  death  rate  is  much  higher  than  in  cities  possessed  of  such  pleasure  grounds, 
or  breathing  spots,  us  they  have  been  very  appropriately  called. 

The  grounds,  since  they  were  formally  opened,  have  never  been  in  such  per- 
fect condition  as  at  the  present  time,  which  is  mainly  due  to  their  being  constantly 
mowed  and  sprinkled.  Covering  an  area  of  about  twenty  acres,  they  are  girdled 
by  slightly  undulating  hills  and  slopes,  on  which  are  planted  suitable  trees  to  form 
shelter  from  the  prevailing  winds. 


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ZOOLOGICAL    DEPARTMENT. 

During  the  period  that  has  elapsed  since  the  introduction  of  this  highly  attrac- 
tive feature,  a  large  number  of  animals  have  been  obtained,  a  detailed  list  of  which 
will  be  found  in  the  Secretary's  successive  reports. 

The  Deer  Glen  never  fails  to  draw  attention.  The  animals  look  well  and  seem 
quite  reconciled  to  their  captivity,  the  extensive  grounds  giving  them  full  scope 
for  ranging,  a  condition  essential  to  their  activity  and  health.  Within  the  enclosure 
is  also  domiciled  the  kangaroo,  whose  curious  evolutions  cause  much  merriment  to 
old  and  young.  The  moose  is  now  enjoying  the  society  of  the  ostriches,  and  divides 
honors  with  his  feathered  rivals  in  the  way  of  attracting  admiration. 

Adjacent  to  the  Deer  Glen  is  the  Buffalo  Paddock.  Like  the  deer,  the  buffaloes 
and  their  progeny  are  increasing,  which  is  very  gratifying,  as  it  is  only  a  matter  of 
a  few  years  when  they,  in  their  wild  state,  will  have  become  extinct.  The  mon- 
archs  of  the  prairies,  these  noble  animals,  twenty  years  ago,  ranged  in  vast  herds 
throughout  the  western  plains;  but  when  it  is  considered  that,  during  their  rapid 
extermination  in  the  years  1870  to  1875,  when  nearly  six  million  were  wantonly 
slaughtered  for  their  hides,  it  is  not  to  be  wondered  that  so  few  are  to  seen  out- 
side of  the  preserves  of  public  parks. 

The  big  grizzly  bear,  the  monarch  of  the  Sierras,  entertains  large  crowds  daily; 
and,  for  a  captive,  he  looks  remarkable  well,  his  confinement  apparently  causing 
him  little  or  no  anxiety.  The  peacocks  invite  considerable  attention  as  they  proudly 
strut  about,  each  vieing  with  the  other  for  supremacy  in  the  gorgeous  display  of  his 
plumage. 

The  pheasants,  now  throughly  domiciled,  enjoy,  unconfined,  the  full  range  of  the 
Park. 

The  Aviary,  which  is  fast  becoming  one  of  the  most  attractive  features  of  the 
Park,  contains  an  interesting  collection,  principally  of  song  birds,  although  birds  of 
other  characteristics  are  fairly  well  represented.  Bird  life  is  here  exemplified  in  all 
its  varied  phases,  and  no  greater  pleasure  can  be  experienced  than  to  listen  to  their 
pretty  cries  and  little  snatches  of  songs,  as  they  flit  from  tree  to  tree  filling  the 
air  with  their  melodious  music. 

The  area  of  the  Aviary  is  a  little  over  an  acre,  its  height  being  thirty  feet. 
Trees  growing  in  it  over  twenty-five  feet  in  height  and  a  spread  of  some  twenty 
feet,  afford  the  thousands  of  birds,  as  nearly  as  possible,  their  natural  conditions. 
They  have  both  shade  and  open  ground  to  exercise  in,  as  well  as  natural  thickets 
in  which  to  build  their  nests  and  for  roosting  places,  all  perfectly  protected  from 
both  storm  and  butcher  birds. 

One  of  the  fairest  in  plumage  and  sweetest  in  song  is  the  Persian  .bul-bul,  whose 
sweet  notes  charm  the  visitor  every  month  in  the  year.  They  are  doing  very  well, 
look  healthy  and  strong;  and,  as  soon  as  a  surplus  has  been  raised,  it  would  be  well 
to  turn  some  of  them  loose  in  the  open  air,  to  test  their  adaptability  for  colonizing. 
Nearly  all,  among  which  are  the  Eastern  thrush  and  robin,  the  nonpareil  and  blue- 
birds of  the  South,  the  European  grey  and  black  thrush,  the  African  weaver  bird, 
the  red  bird  of  Virginia,  the  oriole  of  this  State  and  of  Mexico,  the  mocking-bird, 
and  hosts  of  others,  are  doing  well  and  producing  their  kind. 

In  close  proximity  to  the  Aviary,  are  the  lively,  frolicsome  squirrels,  gamboling 
around  their  cage  evidently  thoroughly  contented  with  their  lot. 

CHILDREN'S    PLAY    GROUNDS. 
(Gift  of  the  late  Senator  Sharon.) 

The  Children's  Play  Ground  continues  to  be  as  great  an  attraction  as  ever. 
Crowds  of  delighted  children  are  to  been  seen  daily,  joyously  amusing  themselves  to 


PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT.  183 

their  hearts'  content  amid  the  many  contrivances  that  have  been  devised  for  that 
purpose.  Here  they  can  satisfy  their  childish  desires  beyond  their  wildest  dreams. 
Those  of  them  who  have  equestrian  tastes  can  ride  the  donkeys,  while  those  who 
prefer  driving  can  be  driven  around  in  dainty  little  equipages  drawn  by  goats. 

Swings,  merry-go-rounds,  spring-boards,  May  poles,  and  many  other  devices, 
all  equally  amusing  and  beneficial  to  the  healthy  development  of  the  younger  gen- 
eration are  there.  In  the  center  of  the  play  ground  is  a  little  rustic  arbor.  There, 
the  youngsters  can  eat  their  lunches  while  watching  their  play-mates  making 
merry. 

Ample  refreshments  and  restaurant  accommodations  are  provided  in  the  hand- 
some Sharon  Building;  and,  from  its  veranda  overlooking  the  grounds,  the  parents 
can  watch  their  offspring  at  play.  For  those  who  do  not  bring  their  lunches,  pro- 
vision is  made  in  the  Sharon  House,  where  such  things  as  sandwiches,  milk,  and 
other  articles  of  the  best  quality  can  be  obtained  at  the  lowest  prices.  This  mag- 
nificent bequest  of  Senator  Sharon,  costing  $50,000,  might  well  be  followed  with  ad- 
vantage by  other  citizens. 

The  grounds  are  well  sheltered  from  the  winds  by  trees  and  thickly-planted 
shrubbery.  All  amusements  are  provided  and  kept  up  for  the  children,  the  object 
being  not  to  make  any  money  out  of  these  grounds,  but  to  return  all  revenues  col- 
lected to  the  children.  This  is  done  each  year  about  Christmas  time,  when  a  free 
day  is  given  to  all  the  poor  children  of  the  city. 

JAPANESE   VILLAGE. 

This  is  another  interesting  memento  of  the  Midwinter  Fair,  and  the  crowds  who 
visit  it  daily  are  evidence  of  its  decided  popularity.  It  is  approached  through  a 
lofty  gateway  (Shuro  Mon),  a  quaint  piece  of  highly  artistic  wood  carving.  The 
buildings  throughout  the  grounds,  and  the  general  surroundings,  are  thoroughly 
typical  of  Japanese  life,  and  illustrate  the  love  for  art  and  fine  workmanship  which 
so  characterizes  the  natives  of  the  land  of  the  rising  sun. 

Miniature  waterfalls,  lakes,  and  rippling  brooks  add  to  the  beauty  of  the  gar- 
dens, which  are  tastefully  laid  out  and  planted  with  great  varieties  of  curious 
dwarf  trees  and  plants. 

There  are  also  tea-houses,  where  tea  and  light  refreshments  are  served  in  true 
Oriental  style  by  Japanese  attendants. 

THE    MUSEUM. 

As  a  free  public  institution,  the  Memorial  Museum  is  one  of  the  most  popular 
attractions  which  San  Francisco  affords,  and  from  its  rapid  growth  it  may  be 
safely  predicted  that  it  will,  in  the  near  future,  be  in  the  front  rank  with  similar 
institutions  of  any  of  our  great  cities. 

Any  one  who  witnessed  its  inauguration,  on  the  22nd  of  March,  1895,  and  sees 
what  it  is  to-day,  must  confess  that  its  progress  has  been  remarkable.  Nearly  a 
million  people  visited  the  Museum  during  that  time,  a  record  which,  though  it  may 
seem  incredible,  surpasses  that  of  all  other  institutions  of  a  like  character. 

Though  the  period  of  the  existence  of  the  Museum  has  been  brief,  it  is  wonder- 
ful to  see  gathered  together  an  assemblage  of  objects  so  complete  and  representa- 
tive in  all  branches  of  science,  art,  antiquity,  and  natural  history;  and  among  which 
all  intelligent  classes  of  whatever  nationality,  the  student,  the  historian,  and  the  an- 
tiquarian, will  find  ample  and  varied  material  for  great  thought  and  study.  The 
numerous  collections  are  all  systematically  arranged,  and  legibly  labeled  with  de- 
scriptive matter  relative  to  each  object.  The  arrangement  is  made  not  merely  to 
please  the  eye,  but  to  appeal  to  the  understanding  by  exhibiting  the  wonders  of  cre- 
ation, as  well  as  the  actual  and  tangible  evidences  of  the  march  of  civilization. 


184  PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 

Mr.  M.  H.  de  Young  greatly  deserves  and  has  justly  earned  the  praise  of  the 
people  of  Calfornia  for  the  way  he  has,  almost  single-handed,  built  up  an  institu- 
tion of  which  any  city  might  well  be  proud,  and  which  is  and  will  continue  to  be 
a  great  power  in  educating  our  people  to  an  appreciable  understanding  of  science, 
antiquity,  the  ideal  and  beautiful  in  art,  and  the  realistic  wonders  of  nature. 

Your  Commissioners  desire  to  express  their  regret  that  the  Museum,  its  patrons, 
and  its  friends,  should,  by  the  unexpected  death  of  Mr.  Jacob  Z.  Davis,  be  deprived 
of  such  a  highly  honored  member  of  the  Museum  Committee. 

THE    NEW    PARK   LODGE. 

On  the  north  side  of  the  main  drive,  near  the  intersection  of  Stanyan  street, 
on  a  slight  elevation,  and  facing  the  south,  the  new  Park  Lodge  has  been  erected. 
Of  a  Moorish-Gothic  style  of  architecture,  and  of  a  decidedly  unique  design,  the 
structure  presents  a  substantial  and  picturesque  appearance.  Topped  by  the  red 
Spanish  tile,  with  walls  of  coarse-grained,  dark  grey  sandstone  trimmed  with  a 
relieving  shade  of  lighter  stone,  the  building  stands  as  an  architectural  treat  to 
the  most  fastidious.  Massive  it  may  be  termed,  yet  in  general  features  grand  and 
imposing.  Immediately  around  it  the  grounds  have  been  pleasantly  and  judiciously 
arranged.  Their  easy  undulations  are  covered  with  groups  of  handsome  shade  trees 
and  flowering  shrubbery  that  are  a  fit  setting  to  the  structure  of  stone  they  sur- 
round. The  interior  finish  is  commensurate  with  its  outer  impression.  The  building 
is  divided  into  two  main  parts;  offices  for  the  Commissioners,  Superintendent,  Sec- 
retary, and  Engineer  on  one  side,  the  other  being  occupied  by  the  Superintendent 
and  his  family.  The  entrance  to  the  part  in  which  the  offices  are  located  is  up  a 
flight  of  steps  of  red  sandstone  from  the  Sespe  quarry,  to  a  veranda,  this  having 
a  tile  floor  and  a  grey  sandstone  balustrade.  Overhead,  the  finish  is  of  unpolished 
pine.  The  whole  appearance  of  the  entrance  is  plain  but  rich. 

Passing  through  the  doorway,  one  finds  himself  in  a  small  lobby.  The  floor  and 
walls  are  of  oak,  the  floor  having  inlaid  borders,  the  ceiling  being  tinted  plaster. 
A  hallway,  finished  similarly  to  the  lobby,  leads  to  the  room  in  which  the  Commis- 
sioners hold  their  meetings.  It  is  18x30  feet,  with  handsomely  paneled  walls  and 
ceiling  finished  with  polished  mahogany  and  leather,  the  floor  being  oak  with  inlaid 
borders.  The  furnishings  are  of  polished  mahogany,  with  leather  finishing  to  cor- 
respond with  the  walls  and  ceiling.  The  Secretary's  office  is  16x12  feet,  with  walls 
of  polished  oak,  the  floor  being  similar  to  that  in  the  Commissioners'  room.  The 
Engineer's  office  is  20x14  feet,  containing  a  fine  draughting  table.  12  feet  in  length. 
The  table  is  of  oak,  with  a  cover  of  soft  sugar-pine.  The  walls  of  the  room  are 
of  tinted  plaster.  The  Superintendent's  office  is  16x12  feet,  the  floor  and  trimmings 
being  of  oak  and  the  walls  of  tinted  plaster. 

The  half-story  over  the  offices  is  divided  into  two  apartments;  the  one  being  used 
by  the  Park  Band,  and  containing  the  necessary  shelves  for  music,  the  other  being 
used  for  the  storage  of  light  articles.  All  of  the  offices  are  fitted  with  plumbing 
of  the  finest  quality  and  workmanship.  Each  room  contains  fixtures  for  both  gas 
and  electric  lighting,  and  may  be  heated  by  either  a  register  or  a  grate. 

The  residence  portion  is  two  stories  hig-h,  with  an  entrance  similar  to  that  of 
the  offices.  The  first  story  comprises  four  living-rooms,  and  the  usual  accessories. 
The  second  story  is  divided  into  bedrooms  and  a  bathroom.  The  entire  residence 
portion  has  plumbing  and  lighting  fixtures  similar  to  those  found  in  the  office  por- 
tion. The  finishings,  mouldings,  and  tintings  are  tastefully  chosen,  and  the  ap- 
pearance is  very  pleasing. 

A  roomy  basement  extends  beneath  the  entire  building,  and  is  used  for  storage 
purposes. 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT.  185 

CONSERVATORY. 

To  a  large  portion  of  the  visitors  to  the  Park,  the  Conservatory  always  offers 
the  strongest  attractions.  Orchids,  palms,  ferns,  lycopods,  nympheae,  and  water 
lilies  are  here  in  great  variety  from  nearly  all  the  tropical  regions  of  the  world. 
Prominently  attractive  are  the  orchids,  caladiums,  and  cycads.  These  must  invite 
the  admiration  of  all  lovers  of  the  beautiful  in  nature.  They  are  perfect  marvels 
of  magnificence  and  splendor,  but  they  must  be  seen  to  gain  anything  like  a  fair 
conception  of  their  wondrous  beauty  and  fascination. 

BANT>  CONCERTS. 

The  present  music  stand,  on  concert  days,  attracts  immense  crowds,  and,  though 
the  seating  capacity  of  the  Court  has  been  considerably  augmented,  the  promenades, 
the  slopes,  and  carriage  concourse  are  always  overcrowded. 

The  band  is  composed  of  forty-five  pieces,  and  the  musicians  are  all  thorough 
masters  of  their  profession.  The  selections  of  music  are  of  the  highest  order,  and 
the  intense  interest  with  which  the  band  is  listened  to  by  large  and  appreciative 
audiences  is  evidence  of  its  deserving  popularity,  and  fully  corroborates  the  distinc- 
tion claimed  for  it  of  being  the  finest  in  the  State  and,  outside  of  military  bands, 
compares  favorably  with  any  similar  organization  anywhere. 

POLICE  AND  AMBULANCE. 

One  of  the  most  necessary  features  of  a  great  public  concourse  is  a  complete  sys- 
tem of  police  protection,  and  in  securing  this  protection  Golden  Gate  Park  has  been 
very  successful.  Nowhere  is  order  and  good  conduct  more  desired  than  in  a  visiting 
place  where  thousands  daily  retreat  to  seek  rest  and  recreation. 

The  general  deportment  of  the  visiting  public  has  been  good,  but  due  credit 
should  be  given  to  the  police  department  of  the  city's  pleasure  ground,  for  it  has 
more  than  realized  expectations  by  keeping  the  Park  in  an  almost  ideal  state  of 
peace  and  protection  to  the  public  safety. 

In  such  extent  of  forest  territory,  it  might  be  expected  that  the  criminal  ele- 
ment would  best  find  a  place  to  prosecute  law-breaking  intentions,  but  the  exist- 
ence of  a  sufficient  and  capable  force  of  well-trained  men  has  seemingly  served 
as  a  preventive  of  any  such  state  of  affairs. 

Composed  of  two  divisions,  mounted  police  and  footmen,  every  section  of  the 
grounds  is  daily  traversed  many  times.  On  the  outskirts  and  toward  the  ocean, 
the  mounted  police  are  on  duty,  while  both  mounted  police  and  footmen  patrol  the 
more  covered  parts  of  the  interior.  The  police  station  occupies  the  site  of  the  old 
Casino,  and  has,  as  an  annex,  a  branch  of  the  Receiving  Hospital  controlled  by  the 
City  Board  of  Health.  Here,  a  physician  is  constantly  in  attendance,  and  the  neces- 
sary operating  table,  general  paraphernalia,  and  ambulance  wagon  are  at  hand. 

This  complete  system  of  police  and  medical  supervision  has  certainly  given  emi- 
nent satisfaction,  and  the  purposes  for  which  they  were  established  have  been  car- 
ried out  in  every  detail. 

FREE    TRANSPORTATION. 

Your  Commissioners  desire  to  thank  the  Pacific  Mail,  the  Oceanic,  and  the  Orien- 
tal and  Occidental  Steamship  Companies  for  the  way  in  which  they  have,  gratui- 
tously, carried  freight  and  other  materials  used  in  the  improvement  and  mainte- 
nance of  the  Park. 


186 


PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


SECRETARY'S  REPORT. 


PARK  OFFICK,  July  1,  1*!>7. 
To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Park  Commissioners: 

GEXTLKMEN-:     T  have  the  honor  to  submit  herewith  my  report  for  the  fiscal    year 
ending  June  30,  1807. 

VALENCE   V.  BLOCK, 

Secretary 

RECEIPTS   AND   DISBURSEMENTS    FROM   JULY    1,    1896, 
TO  JULY   1,    1897. 


RECEIPTS. 

From  Taxes $244,852  57 

From  Fines 195  00 

From  Rent  of  Boat  House 850  00 

From  Rent  of  Children's  Quarters 1,003  0) 

From  Sale  of  Old  Junk 3  00 

From  Sale  of  Old  Lodge 300  OJ 

From  Sale  of  Old  Casino 40000 

From  Saleof  Shed 10  00 

From  Sale  of  Furniture,  Museum 50  00 

From  Rent  of  P.  &  O.  R.  R.  Depot 10000 

From  Sale  of  Old  Iron 4  00 

Balance  Carried  Over  Last  Year P73  45 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Construction  Account .5124,60760 

Maintenance  Account ]  1 1  ^75  QO 

Stock 1,800  63  f 

Miscellaneous  Accounts 5^77  35 

Salaries,  Superintendent  and  Secretary 5.703  00 


8248,343  02 


5249.G60  55 


Overdraft  on  account  of  shortage  in  tax  appropriation  of  $1,317.53. 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


187 


CONSTRUCTION  ACCOUNT 


FOR  WHAT   PURPOSE. 


STRUCTURES. 

GRANITE   BRIDGE. 

Granite... $27,83532 

Concrete 5,898  51 

Carving 625  00 

Setting  Concrete  Blocks 23  50 

Model 50  00 

Architect's  Services 1,89794 

LODGE. 

One  pair  Andirons $12  °° 

Brass  Hoods  over  Grates 35  00 

Concrete  Floor  Basement 103  60 

Extra  Work,  Secretary's  Window 5  50 

Building  Fence  and  Stable  at  Lodge $371  72 

Ladies'  Toilet,  Strawberry  Hill 474  91 

Police  and  Ambulance  Station 1,885  27 

Beaver  Pen 17  50 

Electric  House 2,449  42 

Foundation  for  Weighing  Scales 105  95 

Scales 235  00 

Construction  of  Fences— Labor  and  Material 57635 

Construction  of  Locker,  Boat  House 5163 

Construction  of  Tool  House 8  35 

Concrete  Steps,  Hayes  Street  Entrance 13  20 


$36,336  27 


156  10 


6,189  30 


$42,681  67 


188 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   KEPORT. 


CONSTRUCTION  ACCOUNT-CONTINUED. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

WATER  WORKS. 

New  Water   Works  System,  Extension  of   Distribution  Pipe 
System,  including  New  Pumps,  Tank  Pipe,  Labor,  etc  

DRAINAGE. 

Grounds,  Pipe  Labor  etc 

$  1  2,  277  41 
$777  91 

$12,277  44 

#777  91 

ROADS  AND  WALKS. 

Construction  Bicycle  Road 

s5  506  35 

Construction  Road,  Fair  Grounds  

1,941  54 

Construction  Drive,  Tunnel  

935  25 

Construction  Drive,  Lake  

1,922  25 

Construction  Drive,  Twenty  fourth  avenue. 

280  70 

Construction  Walk  Cypress  avenue 

141  00 

Construction  Walk  to  Shed. 

39  25 

Construction  Walk  to  Tunnel   

J.673  5,) 

Construction  Walk  to  Lake  

247  00 

Construction  Walk,  Strawberry  Hill  

190  50 

Construction  Walk  to  Sixth  Avenue  

273  00 

Construction  Walk  to  Ninth  avenue 

399  50 

Construction  Walk  to  Tenth  avenue  

214  00 

Powder,  Fuse,  Hardware  and  Cement 

212  30 

GROUNDS. 

To  Labor,  etc.,  of  grading,   forming,   dressing,  trimming  and 
fertili/ing  grounds,  newly  brought  to  a  finished  condition 
in  this  respect,  and  purchase  of  Ijam,  manure  and  trees- 
Construction  Music  Concourse 

Improving  Grounds 

Loam  and  Manure 


16  55 
4,983  95 
11,334  13 


$  13,976  U 


PAIIK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


189 


CONSTRUCTION  ACCOUNT— CONCLUDED. 


FOR   WHAT  PURPOSE. 


GROUNDS-CONTINUED, 
Trees,  Ferns  and  Seeds 


Supplies,  Hardware  and  Implements. 
Enameled  Signs 


PLANTATIONS  AND  FORESTS  AND  RECLAMATIONS. 
Planting  trees,  loam,  etc.,  for  reclaiming  the  sand  drifts  ;  labor 

and  material- 
Labor.  

Loam 

Trees.. . . 


SMALL  WORKS. 

Rock  Work  on  Island— Labor  and  material . 


MUSEUM. 


Annex 

Putting  up  Marble  Slab  . . , 

New  Cases  and  Shelves 

Collection  of  Win.  Webb  . 


$2,756  04 
98  72 
211  80 


$3,115  25 

9,021  31 

90  00 


25 


$10,283  44 

516  85 

5,740  22 

35  93 


$25,431  19 


$12,226  56 
$660  25 


190 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


MAINTENANCE   ACCOUNT. 


FOR   WHAT   PURPOSE. 


STRUCTURES. 

Labor,  lumber,  paints  and  oils,  hardware,  glass,  etc.,  devoted 
to  and  used  in  repairs  and  general  maintenance  of  build- 
ings- 
Labor 83,329  10 

Material 1 ,702  06 

WATER  WORKS. 

La'bor  in  repairing,  water  pipe,  maintenance  of  Water  Works. 
Engineer,  coal  labor  and  material  — 

Labor §3,23130 

Coal I  2,882  05 

Supplies  (Valvoline,  p  icking,  hardware,  etc  ) I  302  64 

DRAINAGE. 

Labor  and  Material  for  maintenance  of  Sewers §755  90 

ROADS  AND  WALKS. 

Labor  and  material,  repairing  cleaning,  dressing,  sprinkling, 
etc.  roads,  walks  and  concourses— 

Maintenance  of  Roads  and  Walks $11,!?89  55 

Sprinkling  and  repairing  Point  Lobos  road |  4,395  53 

Boulevard 1,250  75 

Buena  Vista  Park  road 259  25 

Hardware,  supplies,  powder  and  fuse 316  29 

GROUNDS. 

Maintenance  of  garden  and  flower  plots,  lawns  and  grounds 

generally— 
Labor I        $39,919  38 


$3,031  16 


$6,448  S9 
$755  90 


§17,511  34 


PAKE    COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


191 


MAIN  TEN  A  N  CE  A  CCO  U  N  T—  CON  TIN  UED. 


FOR   WHAT  PUKPOSE. 


GROUNDS— CONCLUDED. 

Loam  and  Manure $459  00 

Supplies  :  Plants,  Petroleum,  Hose,  Seeds,  etc 1,774  03 

FORESTS  AND  PLANTATIONS  AND  RECLAMATIONS. 

Labor,  trimming  out  and  cutting  trees  and  luaming  same- 
Labor..   ..  ?3,501  85 

Loam  and  Manure  748  15 

CONSERVATORY. 

The  current  cost  of  the  Conservatory  including  labor,  material, 
fuel,  etc.— 

Labor $3,871  15 

Coal  ....  1,602  35 

Plants,  Bulbs  and  Supplies 279  42 

POLICING. 

The  services  of  the  regular  police  and  extra  men- 
Labor $18,116  72 

Gas,  Police  Station 19  60 

Sundries 63  50 

MUSEUM. 

La*>or $5.735  55 

Ga3 260  75 

Supplies,  etc 580  82 

Uniforms 108  CO 


TOTAL. 


$42,152  41 


§4,250  CO 


$5,752  92 


§18.199  82 


§6,685  12 


192 


PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


MAINTENANCE   ACCOUNT— CONCLUDED. 


FOR   WHAT   PURPOSE. 


AVIARY.  DEER,  ELK,  BUFFALO.  ETC! 

Labor $1.491  50 

Supplies 1.570  34 

LAKE. 

Labor $1,57050 

Lime  and  Cement 455  00 

APPORTIONED   ACCOUNT. 

FOR   WHAT   PL'RPOf-K.  AMOl'NT. 

NURSERY, 

The  entire  Nursery  expenses,     including  labor,  mate:ial  and 

new  stock- 
Labor $4.237  00 

Trees,  Plants  and  Seeds 143  33 

STABLES. 

Including   hay   and   grain,    attendance,    veterinary    services 
rendered— 

Labor $3^43  90 

Hay  and  Grain 5,23195 


*3-CG1  84 


$2,025  50 


*'380  33 


PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


193 


APPOKTIONED  JACCOUNT-CONCLUDED. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

STABLES—  CONCLUDED. 

Veterinary  Services  Rendered  

$193  40 

Drugs  

42  55 

Harness  and  Supplies  

591  40 

Sundries  

23  75 

$9,726  95 

MISCELLANEOUS  ACCOUNT. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

STOCK. 
Horses,  Birds  Boats  and  Boiling  Stock  

$1  800  60 

$1  800  60 

A  number  of  current  expenses  not  chargeable  under  either  of 
the  foregoing  heads,  printing  demands,  office  expenditures( 
telephone,  stationery,  music,  electric  lights,  insurance  on 
buildings,   expert  services,  Children's    Day,   freight    anl 

§5  677  35 

$5,677  35 

13 


PARK  COMMISSIONERS'   REPOET. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JULY,   1896. 


NAME. 

FOR   WHAT   PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

«1ftft  AS 

J.  McLaren  ............................    Sundry  expenses—  freight  and 

express  ...................... 


28  15 


$194 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  AUGUST,  1896. 


FOR    WHAT    PURPOSE.         I     AMOUNT. 


Jas.  Winslow Sprinkling  Point  Lobos Road.          $16665 

J.  McLaren Sundry  expenses— freight  ami 

express 1  56  84 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  SEPTEMBER,  189G. 


$223  49 


Chas.  R.Allen... 

Atlantic  Brush  Co  . 

A.  E.  Buckman  


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE.  AMOUNT. 


Coal 

!  Supplies. . 

.  I  Loam  . . . 


§1,28525 

'  23  CO 

I 
;  749  25 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


195 


BILLS   PAID  MONTH  OF  SEPTEMBER,  1896-CoxiiNUKD. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE.               AMOUNT. 

TOTAI,. 

Baker  &  Hamilton  
California  Paint  Co 

Hardware  $110  £0 
Paints  and  oi's.                                    561  55 

California  Nursery  Co  

Trees  63  80 

California  Powder  Works 

Powder  and  fuse  12027 

j  Caire  

Bottles  for  museum  14  53 

H  S  Crocker  Co  .... 

Stationery  23  10 

Wm.  Cluff  Co  

Bird  seed,  meal  and  corn  125  59 

E.  Denny  

Surveyor's  stationery  1  25 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Oo  

Hardware,  pipe,  etc  72  83 

Edison  Light  Power  Co  

Electiic  lights  10  75 
Paint  30  00 

Dr.  Wm.  E.  Egan  

Veterinary  services  61  40 

W.  P  Fuller  &  Co  

Paints  and  oils  70  72 

Golden  Gate  Lumber  Co  
L.  W.  H.  Greene  

Lumber  82  65 
Pasturage  8  00 

Goodyear  Rubber  Co  

Hose,  etc  Ill  39 

W.  E.  Garratt  &  Co      . 

Valves  4D  SO 

Haight  Street  Pharmacy 

Drugs  .                          17  30 

Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson  

Pipe  and  fittings  172  86 

H  F  Holmes  Lime  Co 

Lime  .                51  75 

Moss  and  trees  5503 

David  Kerr  

Repairing  rolling  stock  73  OD 

K.  Kelly  

Bread  for  fowls  20  40 

Leonard  &  Ellis  

Valvoline  16  50 

Thomas  Lewis  
J.K.Logan  

Powderette  20  CO 
Extra  window  lodge  550 

Le  Count  Bros     

Stationery  32  05 

McNab  &  Smith  

Drayage  14  87 

McLaren  &  Co  

Plants  9  18 

196 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  SEPTEMBER,  1896-CONTiNUED. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Main  &  Winchester                            .... 

$14  50 

Plants  and  seed 

70  77 

Jas  McNab 

550  00 

McLee  Bros 

67  50 

Miller  Sloss  &  Scott                       

278  51 

Material..  .. 

25  95 

Neville  &  Co                                      ... 

Burlap 

39  85 

Gas  .. 

57  05 

Telephone 

46  00 

Rediugton  &  Co  

Drugs  

23  16 
q  fin 

Studebaker  Bros.  Manufacturing  Co... 

Repairing  rolling  stock  . 

42  50 

Scott  &  McCord  .                  

Hay  and  grain  

1  470  42 

A  M  SellingT 

Vegetables 

5  20 

Meat  for  birds 

23  15 

Plants  

100  75 

Seed  .... 

27  84 

Sanborn  Vail  &  Co 

25  70 

W.  &  J.  Sloane  &  Co  

Carpets  

104  00 

J  D  Spreckels  &  Bros  Co  

Cement  

68  75 

Lumber  

435  25 

W  F  Webb                   

Collecti  m  

35  92 

A.  Wilkie                      

Mill  work 

319  00 

R  Weil  &  Co  

Material  

6  9D 

Chas  P  Wilcomb 

16  25 

Geo  B  Wilcutt 

Music 

616  00 

1  00 

Jas  B.  Winslow  

Sprinkling  Point  Lobos  Read. 

166  65 

H  M  Black 

96  CO 

Wire 

5  20 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  SEPTEMBER,  1896-CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Gladding,  McBean  Co  

Pipe 

$2  20 

Mrs.  I.  W.  Kersey    

Plants    

10  75 

L.  E  Ross  

Plumbing'  .  . 

13  50 

Wm.  Chapman. 

237  00 

Jas.  Quinn  

388  75 

A.  Burke..  .   . 

387  50 

P.  Gordon.  ... 

150  00 

M.  Dempsey  

53  75 

M.  Pierce  

18375 

P.  Joyner  

172  50 

O.  McHugh  

2.989  70 

Wm.  F.  Pitzhugh  
P.  Kilroy      .                     

Loam  

152  40 

246  25 

P.  Hogan  

255  00 

Jas.  H.  O'Brien  

102  50 

C.  A.  Dallmau  

56  25 

J.  McLaren 

express  

41  80 

P.  Carroll  

133  75 

M.  Gutter  

66  25 

A.  Green  

66  25 

A.  McLennon  

3,000  00 

Coxhead  &  foxhead  

SCO  00 

T.  O'Brien  

722  00 

Gray  Bros  

1,500  00 

$21,591  99 

198 


PARK  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  OCTOBER,  1896. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 


AMOUNT.  TOTAL. 


Chas.  R.  Allen 

L.H  Butcher  &  Co 

Baker  &  Hamilton 

Thos.  Butler  

Thos.  Bodkin 

Clabrough,  Colcher  &  Co.  

California  Paint  Co 

California  Powder  Works 

Wm.CluffCo '. 

Edison  Light  and  Power  Co 

W.  P.  Fuller  &  Co 

W.  E.  Garrett&  Co 

Golden  Gate  Lumber  C  j 

Fireman's  Fund  Insurance  Co  — 
Hamburg,  Bremen  Insurance  Co 

Haight  Street  Pharmacy 

Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson 

K.  Kelly 

Le  Count  Bios    

McLea  Bros  

Miller,  Sloss  &  Scot' 

Neville&Co 

Pacific  Telephone  &  Telegraph  Co 

T>.  O'Day i  Loam 

Jas.  H.  O'Brie  •> Loa  ,i ... 

F.Riley Model  for  bridge 

Studebaker  Bros.  Manufacturing  Co.. .    Repahing  rolling  stock  

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co Seeds  and  plant? 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Co Lumber 

A.  M.  Selinger ..'  Vegetables... 


Coal 

Paints          

Hardware .  ... 

Carpenter  work 

Plastering 

Cartridges 

Paints  and  oils 

Powder  and  fuse 

Bird  seed  and  meal,  etc  ... 

Electric  lights 

Paints  and  oils 

Valves 

Lumber 

Insuiauce 

Insurance     

Drugs 

Hardware,  etc 

Bread  for  fowls .   . 

Stationery 

Harness 

Hardware,  etc 

Burlap 

Telephone     


$392  15 

9  00 

63  80 

167  50 

35  00 

225 

236  67 

4392 

74  11 

7  05 

136  33 

38  40 

40  99 

120  00 

120  0) 

3  10 
5  00 

14  03 
17  10 

106  57 

240  62 

7  00 

15  53 
254  00 

7  50 

50  00 

( 

19  50 
85  60 
]74  24 

4  90 


PARK   COMMISSIONED'  REPORT. 


199 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  OCTOBEK,  189fi— CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOB  WHAT  PUKPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

A    Wilkie                                         

Millwork            

$425  13 

C  B  Willcutt      

185  00 

Wm    T.  Fitzhugh        

60  30 

T  O'Brien 

109  00 

Chas  P  Wilcomb                            

6  40 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co  

Gas 

15  05 

65  00 

Inyo  Marble  Co  .        

Marble  slab 

516  85 

Jas  Winslow 

166  65 

Wm  H.  Chapman  

237  00 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co  
Sullivan  &  Sons 

Hardware,  etc           

800 
],252  86 

61  21 

6500 

Scott  &  Mcford.                      

728  01 

A.  M  McLennan     

Account,  granite  bridge  

5,500  00 

100  00 

$11,993  2 

200 


PARK  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  NOVEMBER,  1896. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 


Chas.R.  Allen Coal $43390 

Atlantic  Brush  Co ^ Supplies 14  50 

D.  H.  Bibb  Lumber  Co i  Lumber 412  35 

Baker  &  Hamilton |  Hardware' 53  09 

Wm.CluffCo Birdseed 49  70 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co Hardware 63  87 

Jas  E.  Finck Manure 2800 

W.  P.Fuller&Oo Paints  and  oils 33130 

Gladding,  McBean  &  Co Chimney  pipe 7  06 

Haight  Street  Pharmacy Drugs 555 

E  C.Hughes \  Printing 425 

Holbrook.  Merrill  &  Stetson Hardware 28  87 

David  Kerr '  Repairing  rolling  stock 19  00 

Kent  Lubricant  Co Oil 9  05 

Le  Count  Bros Stationery 5  95 

Leonard  &  Ellis Valvoline 1125 

Murphy,  Grant  &  Co Material 81  38 

Main  &  Winchester Harness  and  supplies 18  CO 

Thos.  Meherin Seed 51  £6 

Miller.  Sloss  &  Scott Hardware 46  27 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co Gas 13  30 

A.  M.  Selinger Vegetables 2  60 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co Birdseed 10  00 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Co Lumber 54  96 

J.  H.  Sievers Plants 40  00 

J.  Schrader |  Meat  for  birds  and  animals.. . .  23  15 

Geo.  B.  Willcutt Music 185  00 

J.F.Wilson !  Metal  polish 5  00 

Scott&McCord Hay  and  grain 1234  13 

Dow  Steam  Pump  Works New  pumps 9,80200 

i 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


201 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF   NOVEMBER,   1896-CoxCLUDEO. 


NAME. 

FOB  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

$65  00 

Regilding  frames  

47  50 

85  00 

G  W  Clark                          

Wall  paper  

9  00 

113  50 

~ 

Glass 

20  00 

Power  Co 

Electric  lights 

8  70 

Sprinkling  Point  Lobos  Road  . 

166  65 

80  30 

771  24 

J.  McLaren  — 

Sundry  expenses—  freight  and 

112  78 

25  25 

K  Kelly 

Bread  

6  60 

Harness  and  supplies  

95  92 

Horse                      

200  CO 

Cement  

2,185  00 

481  95 

Chas  P  Wilcomb 

23  30 

Account  granite  bridge  

5,000  00 

$22,557  24 

2C2 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF   DECEMBER,  1896. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE.               AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Chas.  R.  Allen 

Coal                                             '        $258  15 

Atlantic  Brush  Co  
Baker  &  Hamilton 

Supplies  28  85 
Hardware                                                 6  20 

H.  M.  Black  &  Co  

Repairing  rolling  stock.     ...               12  50 

California  Paint  Co  

Paints  and  oils               .  .                     130  49 

, 

Win.  Cluff  Co 

Bird  seed  meal  etc                               75  71 

H.  Dutard... 

Wheat  and  oats                                     68  52 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co 

Hardware                     40  52 

Edison  Light  and  Power  Co  

Electric  lights                                          9  80 

Golden  Gate  Woolen  Man'fact'ng  Co.. 
Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson  . 

Blankets  8  00 
Hardware                                               41  93 

Haight  Street  Pharmacy  
Le  Count  Bros    . 

Drugs  800 

Miller,  Sloss  &  Scott. 

Hardware                                               45  91 

Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.  .  . 
Rediugton  &  Co  
Johu  A.  Roebling's  Sons  Co  
Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co  
Studebaker  Bros.  Manufacturing  Co.  .  . 
Sanborn,  Vail  &  Co    

Telephone  10  50 
Drugs  •            1490 
Wireclotli  86  17 
Labels  1  50 
Repairing  rolling  stoc'c  2  75 
Frames                                                    26  20 

Schaezlein  &  Burridge..                       ... 

Police  stars        12  00 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Co 

Lumber  134  35 

Geo.  B.  Willcutt.. 

Music  185  00 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co  

Gas  36  49 

Chas.  Adams....  
D.  R   Bibb  Lumber  C"o 

Uniforms  for  attendants,  mu- 
seum    ICO  00 

G.  W.  Clark  &  Co 

Wall  paper                                                  8  73 

E.  C   Hughes 

Prjntin"                                                     11  25 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


203 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  DECEMBER,  1896— CONCLUDED. 


XAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

W  W  Montague 

$35  00 

W  P  Fuller  &  Co 

2  10 

P  Kilroy 

35  00 

Sprinkling  Ponit  Lobos  Road.. 

166  65 

R  Phillips                                    

Roofing  

60  60 

Gladding  McBean  &  Co 

Rooting  tile  

20  00 

West  Coast  Wire  aud  Iron  Works  
C  Curtin 

Wire  baskets  and  wire  cloth  .  . 
Supplies  

48  45 
3  90 

A    Wilkie 

Millwork  

432  45 

Ed  Denny  &  Co. 

Surveyor's  stationery  

35  45 

L  E  Ros« 

Plumbing  

83  40 

K  Kelly 

Bread  for  fowls  

6  60 

C   P  Wilcomb 

Museum  expenses  

18  20 

Scott  &  M  cCorcl  .          

Hay  and  grain  

202  50 

A.Wolfe.          

Cases  for  museum  

1  978  85 

H  Melde.                   

Trees  

35  00 

A  M  Selinger  .                             

Vegetable-  

3  10 

A   McLean 

Fern  roots    

450  00 

A  .  McLennan   
Geo.  M.  Murphy  

Account,  granite  bridge  
Chil  Iren's  day  

3,750  00 
958  01 

s9,£65  6: 

201 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JANUARY,  1897. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Wm.  Cluff  Co 

$39  67 

Holbrook.  Merrill  &  Stetson  
Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co  

Hardware  

34  16 
24  00 

%T.  Schrader 

23  15 

H.  S.  Crocker  Co  

Stationery 

21  15 

McLea  Bros  

20  25 

Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.  .  . 

Telephone 

20  65 

Paraffine  Paint  Co  

Paint 

18  00 

Goodyear  Rubber  Co  

16  07 

Main  &  Winchester  

15  50 

L.  E.  Clawson  &  Co  

Chimney  pipes  .  .  . 

12  50 

G.  W.Clark  &  Co  

Wall  paper  . 

1    65 

H.  Loewenhayn  &  Co  

Nuts 

11  55 

Edison  Light  and  Power  Co. 

Electric  lights 

8  35 

Leonard  &  Ellis  
K  Kelly  

Valvoline  

7  53 
7  65 

Calif  01  nia  Paint  Co 

Paint 

6  75 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co    . 

Seed 

5  05 

Chas.  P  Wllcomb 

3  20 

Sanborn,  Vail  &  Co 

•>  tn 

A.  M.  Selinger 

Vegetables 

o   -in 

W.  P.  Fuller  &  Co 

Hoffman  Dahl  &  Co  . 

2  520  40 

981  54 

L.  McLean  
H.  Cowell  &  Co 

Fern  roots  
Lime 

475  00 

388  60 

Chas.  K  Allen 

Coal 

366  25 

J.  Tuttle 

249  00 

C.  S.  Laumeister  

Barley  and  bran  

232  39 

Scott  &  McCord 

196  84 

PAKE   COMMISSIONERS'  REPOBT. 


205 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JANUARY,  1897. -CONCLUDED. 


XAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PRRPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Jas.  Winslow  

Sprinkling  Point  Lobos  Road.  . 

$166  65 

Geo  H  WillouU 

Music 

1QO    7  = 

Del  Monte  Milling  Co 

Oats 

128  55 

O.  McHugh.... 

121  00 

D.  V  Fclgei  

100  01 

Baker  &  Hamilton 

95  60 

J.  McLaren  

express     

82  70 

81  89 

Dr.  Wm.  F.  Egan  

Veterinary  services  

77  00 

L  E.  Ross. 

70  16 

D.  H  Bibb  Lumber  Co 

58  58 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co  
Thos.  Meherin  

Gas  
Seed                    .  .        

46  90 
42  83 

Miller,  Sloss  &  Scott  

Hardware 

37  77 

Le  Count  Bros  

Stationery        .                ... 

26  90 

American  Salt  Co  

Salt.  . 

6  50 

Clabrough,  Golcher  &  C<  

Cartridges  —    

1  60 
1  OCO  CO 

88.C37  93 

206 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  FEBRUARY,   1897. 


NAME. 

^    FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT.                 TOTAL. 

j 

Coal 

§270  25 

Raker  &  Hamilton  
Wm  Cluff  Co                 - 

Hardware  
Bird  seed              

13  23      i 
47  55 

California  Powder  Works  
Dunham  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co  

Powder  

1  93 
29  20 

1  25 

235  00 

1  05      ! 

Tiles                                     .     . 

52  00      ! 

Cement  

842  49      j 

15  70 

E.  C,  Hughes  

Printing  

22  23 
18  CO 

Trees 

60  00 

• 

115  00      ' 

2  50 

Miller,  Sloss  &  Scott  
McHuo'h  &  Sheerin  

Hardware  

11  75 
15!  20 

11  63 

Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.  .  . 

Telephone  

17  50 

Paraftine  Paint  Co  

Paint 

41  63 

Sanborn,  Vail  &  Co  

2  70 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co  

Seed 

16  SO 

Wiester&Oo      .                       

9  50 

Geo.  B.  Willcutt  

Music  

185  00 
( 

D  H.  Bibb  Lumber  Co 

bridfce  

75  00 
134  23 

H    Cowell  &  Co 

17  20 

PAEK  COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


207 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  FEBRUARY,  1897— CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

L.  McLean  

Fern  roots  .  . 

$85  00 

L.  E.  Clawson  &  Oo  

Chimney  pipes  .  .  . 

3  25 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co  

Gas 

26  60 

C.  E  Grunsky  

60  00 

15  53 

Seed 

19  00 

H   M.Black&Co  

Repairing  rolling  stock  

14  80 

Scott  &  McCorcl  

Hay  and  grain  

254  64 

McLea  Bros  

Harness  

12  40 

Studebaker  Bros.  Manufacturing  Co.  .  . 
K.  Kelly  

Repairing  rolling  stock  
Bread  for  fowl  

63  00 
6  60 

Coxhead  &  Coxhead  

Architect's  services  

679  92 

13,663  27 

208 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  MARCH,   1897. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL 

?l,474  62 

Miller  Sloss  &  Scott              

793  45 

279  98 

250  00 

W  P  Fuller  &  Co      

191  20 

Chas  R  Allen             

Coal 

164  70 

California  Paint  Co              

113  15 

Gladding  McBean  &  Co..         

107  66 

90  30 

Del  Monte  Milling  Co                     

Oats 

97  74 

Baker  &  Hamilton  

Hardware 

89  04 

C  S  Laumeister          

Barley,  etc 

88  69 

A.  Wilkie  

Millwork  

88  70 

89  99 

J  D  Spreckels  &  Bros.  Co              

Cement 

68  75 

R  Phillips 

68  00 

57  60 

A.  J.  Johnson  

Trees  

55  00 

Geo   B  Wi'icutt            

£0  00 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co..              .... 

42  50 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co  

Hardware  

36  65 

A.  D>bl3  &Co  

Grates 

33  80 

J  Forsyth.        .             

Trees 

31  00 

D.  McKay         

29  59 

H.  Melde  

Plants  

25  00 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Co  

Lumber  

22  03 

Atlantic  Brush  Co.     . 

Supplies 

21  CO 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co 

Gas 

18  20 

J.  Quane  

Painting  signs  

IS  f5 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


209 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  MARCH,  1897— CONCLUDED. 


HAKE. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE.               AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co. 

Telephone                                               $17  70 

Chas.  P.Wilcomb. 

A   McLea  

P.  Henderson  &  Co  

Seed                                             '            13  39 

C.  M.  Volkman  

Seed                                                        1''  15 

Leonard  &  Ellis  

Valvoline                 .                   i             9  00 

H.  Loewenhayn  

Nuts                                                          8  20 

Le  Count  Bros  

Stationery                                   1             8  ?7 

K  Kelly  

C.  Curtin. 

Carl  Purdy  

Moss                                            |             6  00 

J  C.  Vaughan  

1 
Seed                                                          5  69 

H.  M.  Black  &  Co  .  . 

Repairing  rolling  stock                             4  90 

A.  M.  Selinger. 

Vegetable*                                                3  90 

E.  C.  Hughe?  

Printin^                         .               '              3  50 

G.  W.  Clark  

Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson..     . 

San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Co  
Henshaw,  Bulkley  &  Belcher  

Electr'c  lights  i            10  35 
Grease...  j             1  00 

$4,672  38 

14 


210 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  APRIL,  1897. 


FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 


Chas.  R.Allen |  Coal $251  70 

D.  H.  Bibb  Lumber  Co !  Lumber...  31  81 

Baker  &  Hamilton Hardware 76  38 

Wm.  Cluff..: I  Bird  seed  and  meal 52  96 

California  Paint  Oo ;  Paints  and  oils  29  95 

California  Nursery  Co j  Trees 203  65 

Dunham,  Carrigan  &  Hayden  Co   Hardware 59  33 

Del  Monte  Milling  Co  !  Oats 50  44 

W.  P.  Fuller  &  Co j  Paints  and  oils 281  00 

Goodyear  Rubber  Co Hose,  etc 115  05 

J.  Horstmann  &  Co . , Lime 18  03 

Haight  Street  Pharmacy i  Drugs 6  10 

E.C.Hughes j  Printing 4  00 

Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson j  Supplies 2  26 

J.  Kelso j  Manure 9  00 

Kelway  &  Sons I  Plants  and  seed 135  20 

C.  S.  Laumeister ;  Barley  and  bran 236  58 

Le  Count  Bros  Stationery 15  40 

Main  &  Winchester Harness  and  supplies.  . .  22  15 

Miller,  Sloss  &  Scott Hardware 54  10 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co Gas 23  10 

J.  A.  Roebling  Sons  Co Wire  rope    4091 

J.  Rock Trees 5000 

A.  M.Selinger j  Vegetables 2  60 

San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Co !  Elect. ic  lights  7  40 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Oo J  umber 25  12 

J.T.Wilson Metalpolish         9  Cp 

Geo.  B.  Willcutt i  Music 150  00 

Clibrough,  Golcher  &  Co Cartridges 200 

Thos.  Meherin Plants  and  seed 95  29 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


211 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  APRIIL,  1897— CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Studebaker  Bros.  Manufacturing  Co... 
H.  Cowell  &  Co...    o-. 

Repairing  rolling  stock  

.$12  00 
26  40 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co 

Seed 

16  30 

Doane  &  Co  

17  50 

A.  McLea  

84  10 

C.  Purdy  

Trees 

5  00 

K.  Kelly  

Bread 

6  60 

J.  McLaren  

express  .... 

57  28 

C.  P.  Wilcomb...  . 

11  45 

F.  A  Miller  ..   .. 

2  65 

J.  H.  Sievers  

Plants 

40  75 

Reddington  &  Co  

Drugs 

8  05 

A.  Berthelet  

5  30 

A.  Wilkie  

Millwork 

262  "57 

Buchman  Contracting  Co 

1  347  00 

J    Schrader  

23  15 

L.  E.  Ross  

23  00 

McHugh  &  Sheeriri  . 

96  00 

fi.lOG  26 

212 


PAKE    COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  MAY,   1897. 


X  A  M  K. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT, 

Chas.  R.  Allen  

Coal  

Atlantic  Brush  Co    .            

Supplies  .  . 

Baker  &  Hamilton             

Hardware  .  . 

Bakei  Enameling  and  Manufact'ng  Co 

Hose,  etc  .... 

ooq  OK 

H  Cowell  &  Co 

Lime 

Coburn,  Tevis  &  Co  

Petroleum  and  oils  

119  29 

Win   Cluff  Co 

Bird  seed. 

California  Paint  Co 

Paints  and  oils 

Cla  '  irough  Golcher  &  Co      

Cartridges  

297  80 

Hardware  

J.  J.  Downing  

Asphaltum  work  

H  Dutard 

Oats 

W.  P  Fuller  &  Co 

Paints  and  oils  

Goodyear  Rubber  Co  

Hose  and  fittings  

G    Greene           .             

Pasturage    .  . 

W  T.  Garratt  &  Co                     

Garden  valves 

1QO     Ql\ 

Golden  West  Iron  Works 

Fencing  .... 

Holbrook,  Merrill  &  Stetson  
David  Kerr      ,   . 

Boiler  

6  67 

79  cf) 

Le  Count  Bros  ...            

26  60 

Main  &  Winchester 

fi7  75 

Miller  Sloss  &  Scott.. 

Peters  &  Cowle  
Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.  .  . 
Reddingbon  &  Co  
J.  D.  Spreckels  &  Bros.  Co  
San  Francisco  Lumber  Co  
Scott  &  McCord 

Straw  
Telephone  
Drugs  
Cement  
Lumber  

17  10 
31  40 
6  30 
641  25 
99  74 

Taber  Photo  Co 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


213 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  MAY,  1897-CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOB  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

$59  90 

Jon.  Woodlock.                   .  . 

129  60 

Geo.  B  Willcutt  

Music 

185  00 

Pacific  Improvement  Gas  Co  
A.  M.  Selinger  

Gas  
Vegetables  

21  35 
2  60 

A    Wilkie  

Millwork 

112  52 

Sanborn    Vail  &  Co  

Frames 

13  20 

Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co  

Seed 

1  25 

Leonard  &  Ellis 

Valvoliue 

36  00 

J.  McLaren                    

express 

43  95 

K    Kelly 

9  85 

Win.  Patterat..                    

Plants 

15  00 

F.  Kenny 

198  00 

A.  Burke 

348  03 

T  M  McCloskey. 

214  60 

A.  Wolf  

Case  for  museum  

150  75 

H.  S.Crocker  

Stationery  

110  00 

J.  A,  Roeblings  Sons  Co. 

Wire  cloth  .     ... 

11  03 

O.  McHugh         

847  20 

T.  O'Brien  

184  60 

McHugh  &  Sheerin  

Loam  and  manure  

351  30 

$7.238  18 

PARK    COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JUNE  1897. 


NAMK. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Atlantic  Brush  Co  

Supp'.ies  
Matting 

$9   80 

10  24 

H  M  Black  &  Co 

Repairing  rolling  stock  

47  75 

Material  

5  32 

Wm  Cluff  Co 

Bird  seed  and  meal  

71  61 

H  Cowell  &  Co 

Lime  .  .           .                 

47  63 

Clabrough,  Golcher  &  Co  
De  Kalb  Fence  Co 

Cartridges  
Fencing         . 

6  00 
40  80 

L    E   Ross 

21325 

Del  Monte  Milling  Co  
Gorham  Rubber  Co 

Oats  
Gaskets  

44  64 
10  50 

W.  T.  Garratt  &  Co        

Water  pipe  fittings  

11  30 

Drugs  

2  50 

Le  Count  Bros    .           

Stationeiy  

11  00 

Nuts  

15  49 

Barley  and  bran  

275  38 

Main  &  Winchester  

Harness  and  supplies  

13  50 

L   G.  McMullen  

Loam  and  manure  

127  00 

W.  A.  Manda  

Plants  and  seed  

36  95 

D.O'Day  

Manure  

100  00 

Pacific  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.  .  . 
Pacific  Rolling  Mill  Co. 

Telephone  
Roof   trusses     and    castings, 

15  55 

Sanborn,  Vail  &  Co  
Sunset  Seed  and  Plant  Co  

rods  and  beam  girders  
Frames  

1,255  10 
11  20 
12  70 

San  Francisco  Gas  and  Electric  Co  

Electric  lights  

5  55 

C.  M.  Volkman  

Bird  seed,  etc 

62  75 

Geo.  B.  Willcutt  
C.  P.  Wilcomb  ..   . 

Music  
Museum  expenses  

231  25 
13  65 

Dr.  Wm.  F.  Egan                   .  .     . 

Veterinary  services  

52  OC 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


215 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JUNE,  1897— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 

FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAU 

Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Co  

Gas  

$22  40 

M.  A.  Le  Jeune  

Carving  granite  bridge 

375  00 

South  &  Burton  

Horse  

65  00 

American  Salt  Co  

Salt    

1  75 

K.  Kelly  

Bread  and  salt  for  birds  and 

animals  .  .   . 

8  55 

Coxhead  &  Coxhead  
J.H.Sievers  
A.  Wilkie  
J.  McLaren  

Architect's  services  
Tree  ferns  and  plants  
Millwork  

318  02 
525  00 
492  68 

express  

42  CO 

Chas.  R.  Allen  

Coal... 

691  45 

J.  E.  Carey  

Brick  

847  OC 

Wm.  McCall  

Labor  laying  bricks 

848  50 

E    Kenny  

Manure!  

165  00 

F.  H.  Huffman.. 

Harness  .... 

25  00 

M.  Dempsey  .  . 

Loam  

113  10 

T   M.  McCloskey. 

Loam  . 

191  10 

L  &  M  Alexander  &  Co  . 

Typewriter  desk  &  stationery 

117  75 

P.  Kilroy  

Loam  

81  50 

P  Hogan. 

72  80 

J.  Kempton  

Loam  

139  10 

Sheerin  &  McHugh.  . 

Loam  and  manure  , 

904  75 

San  Francisco  Lumber  Co  
Jos.  McBoyle  

Boats  

100  00 
21  00 

A    Burke 

562  50 

O.  McHugh 

2  495  10 

M  Connelly. 

20  80 

Paciric  Tank  Co  
Jas.  Winslow 

Tank  

112  10 

395  oo 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


BILLS  PAID  MONTH  OF  JUNE,   1897— CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 

FOB  WHAT  PURPOSE. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

Geo.  P.  MeNear  

Horse  
Horse  

$200  00 
200  00 

$12,835  3 

LENGTH   OF   ROADS. 


NAME  OF   ROADS. 


Length  of  new  driveways  made  .   . .  .• 

Length  of  Park  system  of  driveways 

Length  of  new  walks  made 

Length  of  Park  system  of  walks 

Length  of  bicycle  paths  made 

Length  of  Park  system  of  bicycle  paths 


2.24 
25.73 

1.91 
18.86 

1.99 

4.81 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


21.7 


WATER  PIPE  LAID  DURING  YEAR  1896-97. 


FEET.     IN.  FEET.     IN. 

Sinch 451    1-12        1J  inch 1,636  1-4 

4inch 1,560                  1  inch 531  1-4 

Sinch 33                  finch 104  1-2 

2  inch 3,536    1-2          }  inch Ir5  1-2 

liinch 4,744    2-3 

Total 12,684  3-4 

LOAM  AND  MANURE  PURCHASED  DURING  YEAR  1896-97. 

XAME.  CUBIC    YARDS.    I  COST. 

Loam 31,641  $19,518  54 

Manure...     4,807  2,04405 

Totals 36,448  $21,56259 


.218 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


STOCK  ON  HAND  JUNE  30,  1897. 


ARTICLE. 

NO. 

ARTICLE. 

x<> 

Axes  

12 

Dump  carts  and  harness  

Anvils 

4 

Draw  knife  

Augers,  post    .  .               .       . 

1 

I  Dust  pans  and  brushes  

1 

Forks,  hav... 

j 

8 

Forks,  spading  ... 

1 

38 

Files  

1 

12 

Furr.  ace  tools  ... 

] 

2 

Forks,  draw  

28 

Furnace  

4 

Flatter  

Barrows  wheel 

46 

Funnels  

Blocks  and  tackles. 

6 

Figures,  set  of  steel  

Braces   . 

2 

Floor  scrapers  

Bits  

6 

Garden  lines  

Bellows   .  .        .                              

1 

Glass  cutters  

1 

Gas  stoves  . 

3 

Governor. 

Carts  hand 

1 

Hatchets  . 

Clamps  

3 

Hoes,  draw  

400 

Hoes  push 

] 

Chisels 

7 

Compass.  .  .  . 

1 

Hack-  knives  glaz'ers. 

Carpenter's  bench  and  vice 

1 

Hose  in  lengths 

Callipers,  pairs  . 

IlinseSi  pairs 

Currycombs  

4 

Harrows  .  . 

Crowbars.... 

8 

Horseshoes,  kegs    .  . 

Diamonds  

2 

Horsesho?  nails,  Ibs  .. 

2 

5 

Drills 

13 

Drill  press  

1 

i  Harness  carriage   double  sets. 

PAEK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


219 


STOCK  ON  HAND  JUNE  30,  18L>7— CONTINUED. 


ARTICLE. 

NO. 

ARTICLK. 

NO. 

18 

Plows                       

2 

3 

Portable  forges  

Insecticide,  pump,  barrel  and  sprayer.. 

1 
8 

Pumps  
Punches  and  chisels  

3 

6 

Ladders 

22 

Rakes,  steel  

23 

6 

Reducers  

6 

3 

Rakes,  grass  

9 

1 

Rock  rollers  

2 

3 

Shovels  

H3 

Spades  

t-2 

1 

Mattocks 

1 

Sulphur  bellows  

1 

2 

Sieves 

7 

MODS 

g 

Shears  . 

28 

11 

Sod  cutters  

2 

2 

Scales...           

3 

29 

Straight  edges    . 

1 

Nails  Ibs 

700 

Sponges    

8 

Nuts 

100 

Sickles  .  .                                        . 

3 

Nail  extractors  

2 

Scythes  

11 

Oil  cans 

2 

Saws  

19 

2 

Screw  drivers. 

5 

Oil  filter 

1 

Spirit  level 

1 

Oil  tanks  7inc 

3 

Ftocks  and  dies  sets 

4 

2 

Solderiiig  '  sets  

13 

Pails                      .               

12 

Spi  inkling  wagons. 

11 

5      ! 

Sand  wagons.... 

16 

Paint,  Ibs    -                              

700 

Spring  wagons.  .        .           

1 

Picks                      

5 

Swages,  sets  

7 

2 

8 

Pipe  taps 

4 

1 

220 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


STOCK  ON  HAND  JUNK  30,  1897-CoNCLCDED. 


ARTICLE. 

NO. 

ARTICLK. 

NO. 

1 

- 

1 

4 

Trucks,  hand 

2 

Stones  (whet). 

2 

Tobacco  fumigator 

1 

3 

Thermometer  engineer's    . 

j 

Skinning  knife.. 

1 

Vices  

5 

Spanners  . 

2 

Wrenches  

44 

Surface  plates 

2 

Watering  cans  

& 

Tampers  

10 

Wire  stretchers  

1 

Trowels  

15 

Weed  cutters  

2 

Tape  lines  

1 

Wagonette  

1 

Tackles  and  books 

4 

1  000 

Tongs  

27 

GRAIN,  HAY.  AND  HORSES    ON   HAND. 


ARTICLE. 

NO. 

ARTICLE. 

xo. 

120 

17 

°0 

49 

Bales  of  hay.  . 

40 

( 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


221 


CHILDREN'S  QUARTERS. 


STOCK  AND  FIXTUBKS. 

NO. 

STOCK   AND   FIXTURES. 

NO. 

22 

Ice  tongs       

1 

17 

Plates                                    

250 

18 

Glasses.                                       

500 

22 

Saucers                                 

750 

6 

ls,  barrel  cups  .          

1 

Saddles 

17 

Croquet  sets                        

„ 

Bridles                                     

17 

Pairs  of  skates  

20 

19 

Coffee  po!s  

20 

Donkey  harness  wagonette  

4 
1 

Pop  corn  frames  
Set  Roman  sports  

8 
1 

Hitching  straps 

41 

Pop  corn  press  

I 

1 

Candy  kettles  ..        

2 

2 

Gasoline  stoves  .               

2 

! 

Tubs  

3 

2 

18-quart  and  1-40  quart    ice  cream 

2 

2 

Hay  forks 

2 

Platform  scales  

1 

Milk  box 

1 

Pair  candy  shears  

1 

2 

Show  case  

1 

1 

Pop  corn  chest  

1 

6 

Sieve  

1 

1 

1 

10 

8 

i 

5 

Glass  candy  dishes  

10 

Candy  jars  

8 

Parlor  set  (eight  pieces)  

1 

Lantern  

1 

Picture  of  Hotel  Del  Monte  

1 

1 

1 

Oak  tables  

41 

1 

Chairs  

423 

222 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


CHILDREN'S  QUARTERS-CONTINUED.^ 


STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

Mincing  machine 

I 

8 

Milk  bowls  

$ 

1 

Coffee  urn  

I 

1 

Milk  urn  . 

1 

Cake  box 

1 

Table  napkins 

Silver  mugs  

Call  bell                 

1 

Mustard  pots  

19 

1 

Coffee  cups  

Milk  sterilizer             

1 

Milk  glasses  

£•> 

70 

Goblets 

6 

Soda  glasses  

Gross  table  spoons  

13 
3 

Soda  glass  holders  ,  
Large  mats  

33 

117 

Small  mats.. 

Silver  plated  knives  

56 
•10 

Cream  pitchers  
Castors  . 

25 

Ice  cream  dishes  

1)4 

Plates  

196 

Saucers 

_ 

Hanging  lamps 

Waiters'  trays  

15 

Ham  boiler. 

1 

Lemon  squeezers  

Milk  bowl 

I  'e  cream  jars  .. 

- 

Dish  pans 

Carving  knives  

4 

Tea  pot... 

I 

Steel 

1 

Coffee  pot 

Dust  pan  and  brush  
Long  handle  brush  
Brooms 

1 

1 
4 

Rolling  pin  
Sieves  ,.  

i 
i 

Zinc  ash  barrel.. 

Mop  

1 

PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


223 


CHILDKEN'S  QUARTERS-CONCLUDED. 


STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

Montague  range  

1 

Hammers  , 

3 

Chopping  travs  .  . 

Hatchets 

.  9 

Boiler  

1 

Forge  with  posts  and  fittings 

1 

Iron  pot  
F.gg  churn  

r 
i 

BIOCKS  and  tackle  
Oit  Cans 

2 

Apple  slicer 

i 

1 

Apple  peeler  

i 

Swings  

3 

Clock  

i 

Boats  

12 

Sugar  bowls  ,  

30 

Chairs  

24 

Cupboard  .. 

1 

Flag  

1 

Engine  boiler  

1 

Boxes  for  tickets  

0 

4 

Giant  poles 

3 

Brace  
Bits  

1 
9 

Spring  boards  
Seesaws  

H 

Vice  

1 

Swings  

17 

Vertical  vice  
Anvil  

1 

1 
3 

Locks  and  chains  for  swings  
Ticket  box  for  donkeys  
Ticket  office 

1- 
1 
1 

BOAT   HOUSE. 


STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 


Skiffs 

Lap  streak  boats 

Oars  for  same — 

Cushions  for  same... 


STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 


Canvas  bottom  boats 

Automatic  clock 

Office  desk,  chair  and  basket 


224 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'   REPORT. 


BEACH   CHALET. 


STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

STOCK  AND  FIXTURES. 

NO. 

Chairs 

12 

'  Table    . 

1 

LIST  OF  ANIMALS. 


NAME. 

NAME. 

NAME. 

Bear. 

Elk. 

Mule  deer. 

Buffalo. 

Kangaroo. 

Spotted  deer. 

Black  tail  deer. 

Moose. 

White  tail  deer. 

IN  SQUIRREL  HOUSE. 

NAME. 

NAME. 

NAMK. 

Gray  squirrels. 

Black  squirrels. 

Chipmunks. 

Brown  squirrels. 

PAKE   COMMISSIONERS'    KEPORT. 


225 


LIST  OF  BIRDS  IN  AVIARY. 


NAMK. 

NAME. 

NAME. 

Australian  love  birds. 

English  jays. 

Meadow  larks. 

Arizona  mountain  quail. 

East  India  mino. 

Nashville  warblers. 

Australian  king  bird. 

Goldfinches. 

Nonpareils. 

Blue  bird. 

Grosbeaks. 

Oriole  finches. 

Blue  sparrows. 

German  wachtels. 

Oriole. 

Bull  finches. 

Irish  skylark. 

Owl  finches. 

Blackbirds. 

Irish  thrushes. 

Pekin  nightingales. 

Black  hoodednuns. 

Indigo  finch. 

Red  heads. 

Bleeding  heart  pigeons. 

Indian  skylarks. 

Road  runner. 

Black  headed  sparrows. 

Indian  finches. 

Ring  doves. 

Bronze  winged  pigeons. 

Japanese  mocking  birds. 

Robins. 

Brown  sparrows. 

Japanese  nightingales. 

Sociables. 

Black  canaries. 

Japanese  goldfinches. 

Siskin  finches. 

Canaries. 

Japanese  gray  sparrows. 

Strawberry  birds. 

Cardinals. 

Japanese  white  sparrow. 

Snow  birds. 

Chinese  orioles. 

Java  sparrows. 

Thrush. 

Chinese  mocking  birds. 

Kansas  quail. 

Towhee  bunting. 

Chinese  larks. 

Linnets. 

Topknot  pigeons. 

Chinese  ducks. 

Lazula  finches. 

Tomtit. 

Chaffinches. 

Lark  finches. 

Woodlarks. 

Central  American  quail. 

Mountain  quail. 

Wanga  wanga  pigeons. 

Doves. 

15 


226 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM. 

DONATIONS  TO   PARK  MUSEUM   DURING  THE  YEAR    ENDING    JUNE  30,   1897, 

OF  THESE    OBJECTS    8,871    ABE    LOANS,    LEAVING    THE    NUMBER    OF    ARTICLES 
ABSOLUTE    PROPERTY    OF    THE    MUSEUM,    32,587. 

DONATIONS. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


Abbott,  G.  W. . 
Arnold,  Mrs — 
Arnold,  J 

Ashley,  Miss.. , 

Ashley,  Mr 

Bardwell,  J.  L. 


San  Francisco,  Cal . 
San  Francisco,  Cal 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 

San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal . 


Two  old  Chinese  newspapers;  one  set  (nest) 
of  curious  bronze  boxes,  Japan. 

One  red  and  yellow  Macaw,  Central 
America. 

One  cane  made  of  redwood  and  redwood 
bark;  one  piece  United  States  fractional 
currency. 

One  egg  of  Japanese  chicken. 
One  gray  squirrel. 

One  grotesque  mask  (carved.wood,)  Japan ; 
one  head  of  small  seal  (mounted),  Arctic 
regions;  one  piece  of  ancient  pottery, 
South  America;  one  jaw-bone  of  shark, 
Hawaiian  Islands;  one  jaw-bone  of  wild 
boar,  New  Caledonia;  one  vase  made  of 
cocoanut  shell,  South  America;  two  boxes 
made  of  birch  bark,  Northern  Indians; 
one  bottle  (basket  work),  Ilaicla  Indian, 
B.  C. ;  two  minature  cannon,  Steatite 
Yaqui  Indians,  Sonora,  Mexico;  one 
gourd  cup  (carved),  Central  America;  two 
native  fans,  Samoa;  one  cigar  case 
(beautifully  decorated),  Persia;  one  tor- 
toise shell  (polished),  large;  two  silver 
chalices  (ancient);  nineteen  bronzes, 


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GOLDEN  GATE  PAKK  MUSEUM-CoxTiNU£D. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


Bardwell,  J.  L.. 


San  Francisco,  Cal 


Belsor,  It.  A... 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Berggien,  Mrs.  Julia..   Sweden 


Japan;  three'-  figures  (earthenware), 
Japan;  two  fins  of  shark  (mounted), 
Pacific  Ocean;  fifty -five  medals  (.bronze), 
of  all  the  Presidents  of  the  United  States, 
some  war  and  navy;  one  Chamois  horn, 
Switzerland;  three  earthenware"  vessels, 
Corea;  one  pair  wooden  shoes  (ancient); 
one  old  wood  carving,  Japan;  three  pieces 
of  Paper  Currency,  France;  one  basket 
work,  Indians  of  N.  W.  Coast;  one  old 
tea-pot,  Japan;  one  Cloisonne  vase;  one 
Lacquer  ware,  Japan;  one  clock  (large); 
one  China  plate  (old);  ten  historical  docu- 
ments; sixty-four  water  color  paintings  of 
animals  (by  Hening);  one  silver  six- 
pence \.1573),  England;  two  models  of 
Cleopatra's  needle,  Egypt;  two  walrus 
tusks  (elegantly  carved);  one  photograph 
of  pioneers  of  1849  and  earlier;  one  large 
vase,  Japan;  two  pieces  of  skull  of  Polar 
bear,  Arctic  Ocean;  thirty-five  carved 
ivories,  Japan ;  one  vessel  of  wood,  Haida 
Indians,  B.  C.;  twenty  carvings  (ivory 
and  wood);  five  agates  (polished);  one 
punch-bowl  of  porcelain,  China;  three 
Japanese  figures;  one  Siamese  vase;  hat 
and  belt  of  Veteran  Firemen,  San  Fran- 
cisco; one  battle  axe  of  Jade,  New 
Zealand;  two  ofi'cial'papers  (A.  D.  1315), 
Turkey;  five  hundred  and  eighty-four 
ivory  and  wood  carvings;  one  jewel 
brooch,  England. 

O:ie  nest  of  bullock's  oriole;  one  barnacle 
in  sea  weed. 

One  model  of  Swedish  sloop;  one  model  of 
three  masted  ship. 


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GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


AllTIC'LES   DONATED. 


Boston     Museum     of 
Fine  Arts 


Bravernian,'M 


Bristow,  Mrs.  E 

Brown,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
I    \V.  S  . . . 


Boston,  Mass. 


Visalia,Cal 


Yolo,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Burgess,' J.  E. 


CalifornialMid-winter 
"international  Expo- 
^  sition 


One  "  Twentieth  Annual  Report  for  1896"; 
one   "Twenty-first    Annual    Report    of 


Six  gems;  one  magnesite,  Tulare  County, 
Cul.;  one  green  opal,  Washington;  seven 
chrysophrase,  California;  two  emerald 
green  muscovite,  North  Carolina. 

One  pair  old  shears,  (date  1792j. 


One  branching  coral,  South  Sea  Islands. 

Three  fossils,  Warren  County,  Ohio:  four 
minerals. 


San  Francisco,  Cal 


One  ivory  inlaid  screen;  one  inlaid  panel; 
one  gong  (of  bronze);  two  Japanese  fig- 
ures; one  screen  with  frame  of  roots;  two 
tobacco  boxes;  one  figure  with  balancing 
head;  one  female  figure  (of  porcelain); 
one  arm-chair  (period  of  Louis  XIII);  one 
hall  clock,  Italy;  one  Ivan  hoe  silver 
shield;  Newmarket  cup  of  Jockey  Club, 
England  ;  ninety-six  sword  guards  (inlaid 
with  gold  and  silver),  Japan;  one  marble 
statue,  "  Summer" ;  two  hundred  and  ten 
implements  of  wrought  iron,  Russia: 
twenty-nine  plaster  im.'iges.  Ku.ssia; 
thirty-six  wood  carvings  (antique);  three 
carved  wood  panels  (ecclesiastical);  two 
carved  wood  figures;  one  old  painting  on 
wood  by  Quentin  Amets/s;  one  painting; 
one  portrait  of  Tenniers;  one  sleigh 
(period  of  Catherine  I),  Russia;  one  por- 
trait of  French  lady;  one  metal  placque 
with  stand;  two  carved  panels. 


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GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM-CONTINUED. 


RESIDENCE. 


California  State  Min- 
ing Burea I  San  Francisco,  Cal . 


California  Travertine 
Company 


Call,  J.  H 

Campbell,  J.  I> 

Chanche,  Mrs.  M.  E.. 

Chutes     Company, 
The 


Clarkes,  G.  W 


Clark,  W.  L 

Coussins,  R.  H 

Crocker,    Mrs.  [  Mar- 
garet E 

Davis,  J.  Z    .. 


I)e  Young,  M.  II 


San  Francisco,  Cal . 


San  Francisco;  Cal. 
Oakland,  Cal 


San  Francisco,  Cal , . 
San  Francisco,  Cal. . 

Santa  Barbara,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal . . 

Sacramento,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal., 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


Three  shell  ornaments  (found  with  Indian 
skeleton);  one  bibliography  relating  to 
geology,  etc.,  of  California. 


Two  polished  slabs  of  Travertine.  Cali- 
fornia. 

One  barn  owl;  one  weasel;  one  squirrel; 
one  sharp-shinned  hawk;  one  road-run- 
ner; one  Audubon's  warbler;  six  abaloue 
shells. 

One  black  ground  squirrel  skin. 
Twenty-one  African  birds'  skins. 


One  squirrel's  skin,  Mexico. 

Three  colemanites  (crystallized),  Inyo 
County,  California. 

Two  Indian  baskets,'California. 
Two  sea  horses,  New  Zealand. 

Three  oil  paintings. 

Fifty-four  East  Indian,  Egyptian  and 
Turkish  weapons;  twenty -five  Japanese 
curiosities;  one  birch  bark  canoe  with 
paddles,  Yukon  River,  Alaska;  two 
hundred  and  twenty-seven  Indian 
curiosities  ("  Ingalls  collection"). 

One  full  set  "Encyclopedia  Britannica"; 
one  full  set  "  Century  Dictionary  and 
Cyclopedia." 


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PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


GOLDEN   GATE   PARK  MUSEUM— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


Eastwood,  George. . . 

Edgerly,  L.  M 

Edgerly,  Mrs.  S.  A... 


RESIDENCE. 


Denver,  Colorado.. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Ellingson,  Mark |  San  Francisco,  Cal. 

Farnham.E.  M j  Oakland,  Cal   


FicM  m  Columbian 
""Museum... 


Chicago,  111.. 


Flood,  D.  P.  H... 

Foreman,  A.  M... 
French,  G.  K.. 


Gam  per,  George. 
Goodrich,  E.  D.... 

Gould,  B.  P 

Griffin  Museum.. 


San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco 

Auburn,    New    Hamp- 
shire  .. 


ARTICLES  DOXATEP. 


Twenty-three  minerals,  including  polished 
agates. 

One  war  relic;  one  bound  volume;  one  old 
almanac. 

Six  colonial  relics,  Salem,  Mass.;  one  old 
China  tea-pot;  one  pair  antique  mittens. 

One  Spider  crab,  Bearing  Sea. 
Esquimau  canoe  (kyak),  Arctic  Regions. 

One  Annual  Report  of  Director,  "  1896" ;  one 
"  Annual  Exchange  Catalogue,  1896-97''; 
one  "  Pub.  8,  Anthropological  Series,;. Vol. 
1,  No.  1,  1395";  one  "Pub.  !>,  Botanical 
Series,  vol.  1,  No.  2, 1896";  one  "Pub.  11, 
Zoological  Series,  Vol.  1,  No.  3";  one 
"  Pub.  12,  Zoological  Series,  Vol.  1,  No. 
4";  one  "Pub.  13,  Zoological  Series,  Vol. 
1,  No.  5";  one  "  Pub.  15,  Botanical  Series, 
Vol.  1,  No.  3";  one  "Pub.  16,  Anthropo- 
logical Series,  Vol.  1,  No.  1";  one  ''Pub. 
18,  Geological  Series,  Vol.  1,  No.  2." 

One  wooden  cross  from  coffin  of  Henry 
Clay. 

Five  birds'  eggs;  three  birds'  nests. 

One  copy  "The  Gold  Coast,  Ashanti  and 
Kun.assi";  one  copy  "The  National 
Geographical  Magazine." 

One  Indian  mortar. 
Three  United  States  coins. 
One  parrot,  South  America. 

One  "Annual  Report.  l-".»7."^ 


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GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ABTICLES  DONATED. 


Golden  Gate  Park  .... 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


<3rindly,  Dr.  T.  R.  ... 
{Jruber,  Prof.  F 


Hackmeyer,  V. . .  — 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 

San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Hagenkamp,  A.  T San  Francisco,  Cal 


Hagenkamp,  L.  K  — 


Haubrick,  Miss  L.  B. . 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Harting,  L.  C Astoria,  Oregon 

I 
Harris,  George j  San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Haussen,  P.  J...  

Henshaw,  Mrs.  J.  S... 
Hewes.  David 

Higbee,  Mrs.  Chas.  E. 
Hobbs,  J.  K.  Carlton.. 


Horning,  Dr. 


San  Francisco.  Cal.... 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal..., 

San  Francisco,  Cal..., 
San  Francisco,  Cal  — 
San  Francisco,  Cal. . . 


One  Japanese  rooster;  one  grey  squirrel; 
four  phalaropes;  four  black  swans;  one 
sparrow  hawk;  two  road  runners;  one 
head  of  mountain  sheep;  one  black 
thrush;  one  Amazon  parrot;  one  yellow 
grosbeak;  two  lions;-,  one  pea  hen;  one 
bluejay;  one  weasel.* 


, ..  j  One  Indian  mortar. 

, ..  '  One  marble  Murrelet  (mounted)  Farallone 
Islands. 


One  gopher  snake  (mounted). 

Two  hundred  and  twenty-one  minerals. 

Three  old  engravings,  after  Rubens. 

One  Chinese  drum. 

One  wood  bored  by  tereds. 

One  old  license,  dated  San  Francisco. 
November  1,  1849. 

Two  minerals,  Norway. 
Three  varieties  of  coral,  Samoa. 

One  "Catalogue  of  Pompeiian  Frescos  and 
Photographs." 

One  lamp-shade  of  lace  bark,  Jamaica. 
One  powder  horn  (elaborately  carved). 

Two  bush  rats;  two  Price's  chipmunks;  two 
dwarf  thrushes;  one  white  bellied  swal- 
low. 


*  Total  of  twenty-two  specimens  received  in  the  flesh  from  the  aviary  and  animal  quart- 
ers in  the  Park. 


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PAKE  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM-CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


Howard,  Mrs.  S.  J.... 
Hubbard,  Col,  A.  S.... 

Hubbard,  Mrs.  A.S.. 

Huntingtou,  Hon.  C. 
P. ...  


Hutton,Mrs.  H.  W... 

Klich.Max 

Knox,  Dr.  S.  B.  1' 

Krebs,  E 


Kunz,  Geo.  F. 


Lamar,  P.  A. 
Lattin.F.  H. 


Leary,  Thos 

Lee,  Mrs.  Edward  E. 
Letcher,  Mrs.  Annie. 

Lewis,  E.  W 

Lloyd,  Hon.  R.  H.... 
McLaren,  Mrs.  John. 


RESIDENCE. 


San  Francisco,  Cal . . . 
San  Francisco,  Cal . . . , 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

New  York 

San  Francisco,  Cal . . . 
San  Francisco,  Cal . . . 
Santa  Barbara,  Cal... 
San  Francisco,  Cal. . . 


New  York  City. . 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Albion,  N.  Y 


Sun  Francisco,  Cal 

Salem,  Mass 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal . 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


One  piece  homespun  linen,  Vermont,  1793. 

One  Esquimau  canoe;  one  pair  Indian 
snow  shoes,  Alaska;  one* copy  "Sons  of 
the  American  Revolution." 

One  historical  pamphlet. 

Nine  oil  paintings. 

One  piece  of  whalebone. 

Hair  from  back  of  chamois. 

One  copper  cannon  ball,  Santa  Barbara. 

One  Kamchatka  mangle;  one  Aleutian  by 
Darka  (model),  Alaska;  one  throwing 
stick;  three  Aleutian  spears;  one  pair 
baby's  boot  of  reindeer  hide,  Kamt- 
chatka. 

One  copy  -'The  Production  of  Precious 
Stones  in  the  United  States,  1896." 

Three  silver  and  copper  coins,  Finland. 

One  egg  of  wandering  albatross;  fifteen 
birds'  eggs  from  original  sets. 

One  dwarf  thrush. 

Two  photographs  of  colonial  buildings. 

One  weapon  of  shark's  teeth.  South  Sea 
Islands. 

One  piece  of  wood  from  a  house  built  in 
1H40,  Massachusetts. 

Two  large  pieces  Tapa  cloth. 
One  ostrich's  egg. 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


233 


GOLDEN   GATE  PARK  MUSEUM-CONTINUED. 


NAME. 

RESIDENCE. 

ARTICXES  DONATED. 

Mark,  Mr  
Mellen,  Mr  

San  Francisco,  Cal  
Sun  Fr&nciscOj  Cul      ... 

One  spider  crab,  Behring  Sea. 
One  California  shark. 

Melone,  II  

Oak    Knoll,    Napa  Co., 
Cal  

Six  quail's  eggs. 

Metropolitan'      M  u  - 
seum  of  Art 

Xew  York 

One  liancl  book   ISTo.  6*  one  T\VGntv-sixtli 

Mulil   Henry 

San  Francisco,  Cal  

Annual  Report,  1896. 
Three  eggs  of  ruddy-horned  lark. 

Muller  Cettfried 

San  Francisco,  Cal  

One  silver  coin,  Sweden. 

Noeldeke,  Master  K.. 

San  Francisco,  Cal  

One  horned  toad. 

Noeldeke,  Nita  
Noeldeke    R 

San  Francisco,  Cal  
San  Francisco  Cal 

One  paroquet,  Mazatlan,  Mexico. 

Obnitnus  L 

San  Francisco,  Cal  

One  green  parrot,  Mazatlau,  M.exico. 
One  gray  fox. 

Ohnimus,  Master  
Oilman,  John  

San  Francisco,  Cal  
Sissons,  Cal.  .             .... 

One  larva  of  water  beetle. 

Palmer,  J.  A  ;.. 

San  Francisco,  Cal 

Porcher,  John  

San  Francisco.  Cal  

One  election  ticket  for  Abraham  Lincoln. 

Quarre,  Emile  

Larkspur,  Cal  

Three  jaspers,  Marin    County,  California 

one  Indian  mortar,  Marin  County,  Califor- 

nia; three  gold  quartz,  Douglas  County, 

Oregon;  one  wire  gold,  Blue  River,  Ore- 

gon. 

Rosenfeld,  Hon.  John 

San  Francisco,  Cal  

One  albatross  (mounted;  in  glass  case;  one 

nest  of  Mason    wasp;   one  pearl  oyster 

with    spondylus    attached,    South     Sea 

Islands. 

Sacramento  Chamber 
of  Commerce  

Sacramento,  Cal  

Three  glass  jars  of  fruit. 

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PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


GOLDEN  GATE   PARK   MUSEUM-CoxTiNUED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  DOXATED. 


San  Francisco  Chroni- 
cle   San  Francisco,  C'al 

Schafer,  Mrs San  Francisco,  Cal 

Schneider,  Louis San  Francisco,  Cul 


Short,  Ernest  II |  Albion,  New  York.... 

Simms,  Dr.  J Xew  York  City,  N.  Y 


Sing'.Fat  &  Company. 

Sloane,  \V.  &  J 

Smith,  Miss  Carrie... 


Sonnenfeld,  S. 


San  Francisco,  Cal . 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 


San  Francisco,  Cul.   .. 


Files  of  newspapers. 

One  four-legged  domestic  lien. 

.    One  bird  of  paradise ;rone  ground  squirrel 

(black);  one  red  squirrel;  one  chacalaea 

(mounted);   one  hen    hawk,  Chili;    one 

I      grooved-bill    ani,  South    America:    two 

fossil  shells,  Baden,  California. 

.    One   specimen    onyx    marble   (arogonite), 
Arizona. 

One  old  painting  "Home  of  Garibaldi"; 
one  writing  desk  (lacquered),  Japan; 
one  lacquered  table,  Japan;  three  heads 
of  clay  images,  Toltec,  Mexico;  one  obsi- 
dian core,  Mexico;  one  obsidian  arrow 
head,  Mexico;  three  specimens  gold  ore, 
Alaska:  two  wooden  bowls  (lacquered), 
Japan;  one  old  horse  pistol. 

One  large  gloisonne  jar,  Japan. 
Carpet  for  floor  of  Napoleon  room. 

Four  marine  curiosities;  two  Abalone 
shells  and  sea  weed ;  spine  of  spine-backed 
shark;  shark  fgg;  one  skin  of  spine 
shark;  one  model  Portuguese  man-of- 
war;  one  echinoderm  "  Hair  Sea  Star." 

Six  opals,  Mexico  and  Queensland;  four 
Pescadero  pebbles,  California;  three  tur- 
quoises from  an  old  Mexican  mine;  two 
amethysts,  California;  two  enamel  glass; 
two  silver  quartz;  two  malachito;  two 
Chinese  jade.* 


The  above  are  represented  in  the  rough  and  also  polished. 


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GOLDEN  GATE   PARK  MUSEUM-G'ONTINUJED. 


NAWB. 

RESIDENCE. 

ARTICLES  DONATED. 

Smith,  E.  J |  San  FranciscQ,  Cal. 


Smith,  Dr.  M.  E San  Francisco,  Cal , 

Spence,  D.  J San  Jose,  Cal 

Spooner,  Miss  S.  M....J  San  Francisco,  Cal, 


Suter,  Daniel San  Francisco,  Cal.. . 


Thompson,  Master  S. 
Thompson,  Mrs.  W. . . 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Torrence,  I.  S San  Francisco,  Cal.. 

Walt,  Milo I  Paso  Robles,  Cal . . . . 

Willey,  Rev.  S.  H San  Francisco,  Cal. . 


Williams,  Dr.  E.  J. . . .    San  Francisco,  Cal . 

Willis,  G San  Francisco,  Cal . 

Wooster,  V.  D Berkeley,  Cal 


Yeomans,  Dr.  II.  W.. 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 


One  case  of  butterflies,  beetles  and  moths, 
Japan. 

Two  old  historical  newspapers. 
One  Mexican  saddle  (historic). 

One  precious  opal  in  matrix,  Mexico;  four-^ 
teen  moonstones  gems,  India;  one  silver 
card-case;  one  ^brooch,  silver  and  pearl, 
India;  one  locket, gold  mounted, France; 
one  crocidoiite,  South  Africa;  one  crys- 
tallized iron  pyrites,  Colorado. 

One  millitary  pass,  dated  1663. 
One  toad,  California. 

One  collection  of  land  and  marine  shells; 
one  gorgonia,  grown  on  fire-brick;  one 
fire-brick;  one  crab;  one  star-fish;  one 
piece  Tapa  cloth,  South  Sea  Islands. 

One  spider  crab,  Japan ;  one  skull  of  squir- 
rel. 

One  red-shafted  flicker  (woodpecker.) 

j  One  proclamation  of  war  by  President 
James  K.  Polk,  dated  Monterey,  May  13, 
1846;  one  "General  Order"  by  Com.  John 
D.  Sloat;  one  newspaper,  dated  Monterey, 
September  5,_1846. 

One  Peruvian  cat  (mounted.) 
One  cedar  bird  (mounted.) 
One  barn  owl. 

One  hundred  and  twenty-one  relics  and 
curiosities  from  Alaska,  Liberia,  British 
Columbia  and  other  localities. 


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GOLDEN   GATE  PARK  MUSEUM— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


Yates,  Dr.  Lorenzo  C. 


Santa  Barbara,  Cal. 


One  copy  of  "  The  Channel  Islands,"  by 
Lorenzo  G.  Yates;  one  copy  of  "  Charm 
Stones,"  by  Lorenzo  G.  Yates;  one  copy 
of  "The  Mollusea  of  Santa  Barbara 
County  and  new  Shells  of  the  Santa  Bar- 
bara Channel,"  by  L.  G.  Yates;  one  copy 
of  "The  Geology,  etc.  of  the  Channel 
Islands."  by  Lorenzo  G.  Yates;  one  copy 
"  Bulletin  No.  2,  Santa  Barbara  Society  of 
Natural  History";  one  copy  "  Catalogue 
of  California  Fossils,"  by  Dr.  J.  G.  Cooper. 


LOANS. 

THE  NUMBER  OF  LOANS  IN  THE  MUSEUM  AT  THE    CLOSE   OF   THE   FISCAL 
YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897,  IS  8.87J,  AS  FOLLOWS: 


RESIDENCE. 


AKTICLKS  LOANED. 


Amesbury,  Mrs.  J.  A. 

Redlands,  Cal  

Six  pieces  old  wedgwood  and  chain. 

Burdell,  John  L  

San  Francisco,  Cal  

Three  oil  paintings;  one  piece  old  jewelry. 

Best,  Mrs.  M.  E  

San  Francisco,  Cal  

Two  oil  paintings. 

Bromley,  Mrs.  W.  L.. 
Bugbee,  P.  J    . 

San  Francisco,  Cal  
Redding,  Cal  

Two  old  historical  objects. 

Thirty-two  specimens  minerals,  rock 
ores. 

and 

California  State  Min- 
ing Bureau  

San  Francisco,  Ca]  

One  black  walnut  show  case. 

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GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM— CONTINUED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  LOANED. 


Daggett,  Hon.  John.. 

Davis,  A.  W 

Edrington,  Miss  E.  P. 

Ethell,G.r_W 

Garnett,  Mrs 

Greany,  W.  F... 

Grindley,  Dr.  T.  R.... 

Hahan.Mrs.  W 

Hornung,  Dr 

Josephi,  D.  E 

Paulson ,  Mrs.  B 

Payne,  Mrs.  A.  D.  L... 

St.   Germain    Billiard 
Company 

Spooner,  Miss  S.  M 

Weaver,    Mrs.    Ellen 


Wells,  Fargo  &  Com- 
pany  


San  Francisco,  Cal.. 

San  Francisco,  Cal . 

Santa  Cruz,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal  , 
San  Francisco,  Cal., 
San  Francisco,  Cal., 

San  Francisco,  Cal. . 

Oakland,  Cal 

San  Francisco,  Cal  . 

San  Francisco,  Cal . . 
San  Francisco,  Cal.. 
San  Francisco,  Cal.. 

San  Francisco,  Cal.. 
San  Francisco,  Cal.. 

San  Francisco,  Cal., 
San  Francisco,  Cal., 


One  hundred  and  sixty-five  Indian  relics 
and  photographs. 

One  ship  model. 
Four  pieces  old  jewelry. 
Two  historical  relics. 
Five  old  bronze  bells. 

Twenty-one  Indian  stone  and  earthernware 
relics. 

One  antique  China  plate. 
Three  oil  paintings. 

Eight  hundred  and  seventy-six  natura 
historj-  specimens. 

Four  pictures  and  old  furniture. 

Fifty-six  souvenir  spoons. 

One  ancient  prayer  book,  papyius. 

One  large  laurel  wood  plank. 

Two  hundred  [and  sixty-two  articles,  con- 
sisting of  oil  paintings,  tapestries,  antique 
furniture,  ceramics,  embroideries,  etc. 

Forty-three  curiosities  from  Sandwich 
Islands. 


Three  hundred  and  ninety-eight   historical 
relics. 


238 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


GOLDEN  GATE  PARK  MUSEUM-CONCLUDED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  LOANED. 


Wilcomb,  C,  P 


San  Francisco,  Cal . 


Woodhead,  George.  .. 
Yates,  Dr.L.  C 


San  Francisco,  Cal. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 


Six  thousand  nine  hundred  and  twenty- 
eight  articles,  consisting  of  Indian  relics, 
minerals,  precious  stones,  Colonial  relics, 
old  paper  money,  natural  history  speci- 
mens, war  relics,  etc. 

One  antique  carved  chair. 
Two  Indian  stone  ollas. 


LIST   OF  DONATIONS   RECEIVED    DURING   YEAR    1896-97. 


NAME. 


Miss  L.  Robinson 

Mrs.  Capt.  J.  Lafferty.    . . 
8.  P.  Stow 


Miss  Sessions.. 
Mr.  Schwerin  , 


RESIDKN-  K. 


E.  D.  P.  Beylard 


Mr.  Schlater 


San  Diego,  Cal. 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


One  tree  squirrel. 
One  duck. 

Two  ducks  and  seeds  of  perennial  scarlet 
pea. 

One  banyan  tree. 

Thirty-one  dasylirons;  eight  coffee  trees; 
fifty  alalia  sieboldii. 

One  plant  trndescantfa  warsewiezii. 

One  plant  onychium  japonica;  one  plant 
chieanthus  elegans;  two  plants  pilea 
murcosa. 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


239 


LIST  OF  DONATIONS   RECEIVED  DURING  YEAR  189€-97-CoxxiKUED. 


NAME. 


Miss  Alice  Eastwood.. 


Miss  V.  Jensen  

T.  Klink 

Mrs.  R.  F.  Rooney  .. 

C.  Grunwald 

L.  Fisher 

Mrs.  E.  L.  Cole- 

Mrs.  E.  B.  Church... 


RESIDENCE. 


Mr.  W.  Giffard 


Mr.  P.  W.  Fish 

Prof.  Sargent 


Mr.  Eldred 


Capt.  Rob't.  Quintoi 


Geo.  Cuthbert... 


Sunset  Seed  and  Plant 
Company 


Miss  Edrington.., 


Honolulu 


Pacific  Grove,  Cal.. 


Boston,  Mass 


ARTICLES  DONATED. 


Seeds  of  abies  bracteata,  and  two  packages 
of  seeds  from  Calcutta;  one  package  of 
meconopsis  simplicifolia  hookfil;  one 
package  primula  sikkimensis  hookfil. 

One  wild  goose. 

Four  donkeys. 

Eight  canaries. 

Two  sables. 

Seeds  of  ravenala. 

Two  bluejays. 

One  canary. 

One  plant  variegated  anthirrium. 

Passion  vines. 

Collection  of  rhododendrum  rhomboiduna 
and  indicum. 

One  dark  purple  bounganvillia;  one  an- 
thurium  from  Central  America;  one 
oleander  from  Palestine. 

Collection  of  seeds  from  the  South  Sea 
Islands. 

One  package  penguin  seeds;  two  packages 
dypsis  madagascariensis;  one  package 
areca  eutesesus;  one  package  swislona 
humiles;  one-half  dozen  nutmegs. 

Collection  of  sweet  pea  seeds  (seventy-five 
varieties). 

Mexican  vine  seeds. 


240 


PARK   COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT. 


LIST  OF  DONATIONS  RECEIVED   DURING   YEAR   1896-97-CoxTixuED. 


NAME. 

RESIDENCE. 

ARTICLES  DONATED. 

Mr.  Hugh  Tevis  

Bakersfield,  Cal  

Package  pecan  seed;  two  magnolias;  two 

Mr  Hamm  

macrocarpa;  two  coccineas  scarlet;  three 
seeds  of  fancy  gourd;  collection  of  nastur- 
iutn  seeds;    twenty-two  dwarf  varieties; 
thirty  -five  tall  varieties. 

Eleven  begonias  and  one  trades-cantia. 

A  .  Meyer  

One  pair  of  pheasants. 

Mrs  S  Wright  

Seeds  of  South  Africa  lilac  tree. 

Mrs  M.  S.  Field  

One  package  of  seed. 

J   W.  Floud  

Collection    of   primula,  gloxinia,    Celvsias 

E.  M.  Sleattor  

and  balsam  seeds. 
Package  of  seeds  of  meadow  sweet,  Forest 

F.  A  Miller 

Club,  group  of  redwood  trees,  loam  and 
manure  for  planting  same. 

K.  E.  Kneiss  

flora. 
Six  orchids  from  Guatemala,  one  cattleya, 

H.  Sander  

one  oncidium;  two  epidendrom;  two  cal- 
canthes. 

One  road  runner. 

Mrs.  J.  J.  Valentine.. 

Two  Mexican  red  birds. 

Mr.  Burt  Davy  

Berkeley  

One  package  of  seed  of  the  following: 

Acacia  sophora,  acacia  calamifolia,  acacia 
brachybotaya,  acacia  stenophylla;    euca- 
lyptus longifolia,  eucalyptus  pancifolia, 
eucalyptus  cornuta,  eucalyptus  polyan- 
thetna;  pimelia  stricta  handsome;.kunzca 
pomifera;   kennedya    rnonophylla;     ba- 
chychilon  populneus;  phorium  tenax. 

PARK  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


241 


LIST  OF  DONATIONS  RECEIVED  DURING  YEAR  1896-97-COJ.TCLUDED. 


NAME. 


RESIDENCE. 


ARTICLES  DOXATED. 


E.  D.  Sturtevant 


Los  Angeles. 


(i eo.  M.  Stratton 

Dr.  Brigham 

Mrs.  Fairley 

II.  M.  Drew 

J.  C.  Vaughan 

J.  Spitz 


Chicago,  111. 


One  plant  nymphea  alba;  two  plants 
nymphea  carnea;  twelve  plants  marlia- 
cea  chromatella;  two  marliacea  albida; 
one  plant  marliacea  rosea;  two  plants 
marliacea  candidissima;  two  plants  mar- 
liaces  odorata  sulphurea. 

One  can  palmetto  palm  seeds  from  Florida. 

Two  Toulouse  geese. 

Oue  cockatoo. 

One  king  parrot. 

Collection  of  canna  plants. 

One  rubber  tree. 


16 


FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY  REPORT. 


To  the  Honorable  the  Hoard  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GKXTLEXIKX:  In  compliance  with  the  provisions  of  the  statute  under  which  they  are 
organized,  the  Trustees  of  the  Free  Public  Library  herewith  present  their  report  for  the 
year  ending  June  30, 1897.  The  reports  of  the  Librarian  and  Secretary  appended  hereto 
give  a  detailed  account  of  the  aifairs  of  the  Library  and  a  full  statement  of  all  expenditures. 
By  that  of  the  former  it  will  be  observed  that  during  the  year  11,197  cards  were  issued  to 
people  desiring  to  avail  themselves  of  the  privileges  of  the  Library,  making  the  total  num- 
ber of  cards  now  outstanding  19,777,  an  increase  of  2,9G3  since  our  last  report.  The  total  use 
of  books  for  the  year  is  shown  to  be  571,468  volumes  against  440,117  for  the  previous  year,  a 
gain  of  131,351  volumes.  These  facts  clearly  indicate  the  far-reaching  influence  exerted  by 
the  Institution  and  the  gratifying  extent  to  which  it  is  fulfilling  the  ends  for  which  it 
was  established. 

With  the  growth  of  the  Library  and  its  increasing  circulation  it  is  unavoidable  that  there 
should  be  also  an  increase  in  the  running  expenses.  The  elevator,  which  the  City  Hall 
Commissioners  so  considerately  constructed  and  placed  at  our  disposal,  while  almost  in- 
dispensable to  the  convenience  of  our  patrons,  involves  a  considerable  outlay  for  power  and 
service.  The  new  branch  library,  opened  in  June  of  last  year,  on  Harrison  street,  while  it 
has  done  excellent  work  and  brought  the  Library  within  the  reach  of  many  citizens  hitherto 
deprived  of  its  benefits,  at  the  same  time  has  added  to  the  necessary  operating  expenses  of 
the  Library.  Notwithstanding  these  growing  demands  upon  our  funds,  however,  we  have, 
as  a  result  of  the  liberal  treatment  accorded  us  by  the  Auditor  and  the  Board  of  Supervisors 
in  the  last  annual  tax  levy  and  by  a  careful  husbanding  of  our  resources,  been  enabled  to 
add  materially  to  the  number  and  value  of  our  collection.  An  examination  of  the  Secretary's 
report  shows  the  sum  of  §10,318.33  expended  for  books.  In  other  words,  the  permanent 
value  of  the  Library  has  been  increased  by  that  amount.  It  will  be  noted  also  that  the 
sum  of  §4,934.40  is  pledged  on  outstanding  orders  for  books,  leaving  an  available  balance  of 
$9,660.22,  which  amount  is  necessary  for  running  expenses  for  the  first  three  months  of  the 
coming  year,  or  until  the  funds  from  the  next  tax  levy  become  available.  It  is  the  policy  of 
this  Board  to  incur  no  obligations  which  it  has  not  funds  to  meet,  hence  the  necessity  for 
carrying  forward  from  year  to  year  a  balance  sufficient  to  cover  expenses  for  three  months 
as  stated. 

As  will  be  seen  by  the  list  appended  to  the  Librarian's  report,  the  Library  has  received 
by  donation  a  goodly  number  of  books  and  pamphlets,  the  most  notable  gift  being  a  bequest 
of  $500  from  the  estate  of  the  late  Thomas  Mootrj1,  Jr.  It  has  been  decided  to  devote  this 
sum  to  the  purchase  of  books  on  American  history,  and  orders  have  already  been  placed 
therefor. 


THE  FKEE  PUBLIC  LTBEAEY.  243 

With  th^  constant  addition  of  books  necessary  to  meet  the  demands  of  an  increasing 
patronage,  we  find  that  our  shelf  accommodations  are  insufficient  to  last  for  more  than  a 
comparatively  short  time.  We  have  already  encroached  upon  space  heretofore  occupied 
by  readers,  and  had  it  fitted  up  with  cases  for  books.  Practically  all  available  space  that 
can  be  used  for  shelving  purposes  is  now  occupied,  and  when  the  shelving  now  in  place  is 
filled,  we  shall  be  without  means  for  properly  caring  for  future  accessions.  The  crowded 
condition  of  the  City  Hall  precludes  all  possibility  of  extending  the  present  area  of  the 
Library.  The  apparent  solution  of  the  problem  is  the  erection  of  a  suitable  building  worthy 
of  our  progressive  city.  How  to  obtain  a  proper  site  and  erect  such  a  building  as  is  required 
for  the  needs  of  the  Library  are  questions  yet  to  be  determined.  Had  the  proposed  charter, 
submitted  to  the  people  on  November  last,  been  adopted,  the  permanent  income  thereby 
assured  to  the  Library  would  have  been  sufficient  for  its  maintenance  and  also  to  provide 
for  it  a  future  home.  At  present,  however,  our  revenues  are  dependent  entirely  upon  the 
will  of  your  Honorable  Board,  and  we  make  this  statement  of  our  ultimate  needs  in  the 
hope  that  at  the  proper  time  provision  may  in  some  manner  be  made  for  them. 

Our  system  of  branches  now  includes  five  libraries  and  reading  rooms,  located  in  districts 
remote  from  the  Main  Library.  In  addition  to  a  good  selection  of  standard  books,  each  is 
equipped  with  a  small  collection  of  reference  works  and  files  of  the  leading  periodicals. 
In  this  manner  the  beneficent  influence  of  the  Library  is  greatly  extended,  and  thousands  are 
accommodated  who  otherwise  could  not  avail  themselves  of  its  privileges.  Although  all 
our  branches  have  been  judiciously  located,  there  still  remain  portions  of  the  city  whose 
residents  feel  that  their  remoteness  from  all  library  facilities  entitles  them  to  some  further 
consideration  at  our  hands,  and  requests  have  been  made  for  the  establishment  of  additional 
branches.  The  expense  involved  has  hitherto  precluded  the  extension  of  our  present  sys- 
tem, but  we  trust  this  cause  may  not  in  the  future  prevent  our  bringing  the  Library  either 
through  branches  or  by  some  other  means  of  delivery  within  reach  of  all  desiring  to  avail 
themselves  of  the  advantages  it  offers. 

Mention  was  made  in  our  last  report  of  the  system  analogous  to  civil  service  prevailing 
in  the  matter  of  appointments  to  the  Library  staff.  We  would  respectfully  call  attention  to 
the  rules  governing  such  appointments,  as  printed  in  an  appendix  to  the  Librarian's  report, 
together  with  a  set  of  the  questions  asked  at  the  examination  recently  held.  We  take 
pleasure  in  expressing  our  confidence  in  the  ability  and  judgment  of  our  Librarian,  Mr. 
George  T.  Clark,  and  our  satisfaction  with  the  manner  in  which  he  has  administered  the 
affairs  of  the  Library.  The  faithful  and  diligent  services  of  our  Secretary  are  also  worthy 
of  praise,  and  we  cheerfully  endorse  the  sentiments  expressed  by  the  Librarian  a*  to  the 
fidelity  and  efficiency  of  the  staff. 

We  wish  to  acknowledge  our  obligations  to  the  Mayor  and  City  Hall  Commissioners  for 
the  great  interest  they  have  manifested  in  the  welfare  of  the  institution  entrusted  to  our 
care;  and  to  the  Auditor  of  the  city  and  county  for  many  kind  acts  which  have  rendered 
the  relations  with  his  department  most  pleasant.  We  take  this  opportunity  to  express  also 
our  gratification  for  the  friendly  attitude  of  the  local  press  and  others  whose  esteem  we 

prize. 

Respectfu'ly  submitted, 

COLIN  M.  BOYD.  T 

President. 


244  REPORT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 


BOARD  OF  TRUSTEES. 

COLIN  M.  BO  YD  (President) 501  Montgomery  Street. 

JOHN  H.  WISE ' . .  .312  Sansome  Street. 

P.  N.  LILIENTH AL Anglo-Californian  Bank. 

A.  L.  MANN 2222  Clay  Street. 

EDWARD  R.  TAYLOR 530  California  Street. 

JOSEPH  O'CONNOR Horace  Mann  Grammar  School. 

GEORGE  T.SHAW Grand  Secretary  Grand  Lodge,  I.  O.  O.  F. 

Odd  Fellows'  Building, 

RALPH  C.  HARRISON ^upreme  Court  Chambers,  Parrott  Building. 

HORACE  DAVIS 134  California  Street. 

JOHN  S.  HITTELL 1216  Hyde  Street. 

THOMAS  B.  BISHOP •. .  .532  Market  street. 

THE  MAYOR,  ex-officio. 
GEORGE  A.  MULLIN,  Secretary.  MISS  M.  T.  TYLER:  Assistant  Secretary. 


COMMITTEE  CHAIRMEN. 


HORACE  DAVIS Books 

JOSEPH  O'CONNOR Building 

JOHN  H    WISE Rules 

EDWARD  R.  TAYLOR. . .  ...  Finance 


A.  L.  MANN ..Branches 

RALPH  C.  HARRISON.. Municipal  Relations 
GEORGE  T.  SHAW Printing  and  Binding 


THE  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


245 


LIBRARY    STAFF. 


GEO.  T.  CLARK,  LIBRARIAN. 
J.  LICHTENSTEIN,  ASSISTANT  TO  THE  LIBRARIAN. 


CATALOGUE    DEPARTMENT. 


EMILY  I.  WADE  (in  charge). 


CELIA  A.  HAYWARD 


ROBERT  RE  A. 


REFERENCE  AND  PEKIODICAL  ROOMS. 

ANNA  L.  SAWYER.  MRS.  E.  C.  AINSWORTH. 

W.  M.  WILLIAMS. 


ALICE  J.   HAINES 


ANAIS  HAHN. 

MRS.  E.  MELVILLE. 


Delivery  Room. 

MRS.  E.  M.  HAY. 


JOSEPHA  MARTENS 
E.  J.  STURGES. 


ANNIE  E.  POWERS. 


CHAS.  EHRHORN. 
FRANK  MCLAUGHLIN. 
RICHARD  SHERIDAN. 


F.  BLESSING. 


GEO.  J.  NOLAN. 


Juvenile  Department. 
Newspaper  Department. 

D.  A.  NOLAN. 

Messengers  and  Work  Room. 

WILLIAM  HARRY. 

EUGENE  MEYER. 

W.  McKEE  SHERRARD. 

Janitors. 
Elevator  Attendants. 

Branch  Libraries. 
No.  1 — MISSION 


GERTRUDE  WIMMER 


R.  F.    McCARRY 

HENRY  NEPER 

G.  H.  THOMAS 


J.  GOMEZ 


EDWARD  PALMER 


MKS.  L.  E.  MORTON,  Librarian 
MARY  CARSON,  Librarian. 
M.  A.  SCHMIDT,  Librarian. 
M:;<.  .\I.  A.  WIGG,  Librarian. 
NELLIE  A.  CASEY,  Librarian 


No.  2— POTRERO. 

No.  3-NoRTH  BEACH. 

No.  4    RICHMOND. 

No.  5— HARRISON*. 


MYRA  FLOOD,  Assistant 

ANNETTE  EASTMAN,  Assistant 

ANNIE  WOODMAN,  A?sistant 

MRS.  S.  J.  FOLGER,  Assistant 

BELLE  A.  GOLDMAN,  Assistant 


246 


KEPOKT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 


SECRETARY'S  REPORT. 


To  the  Trustees  of  the  San  Francisco  Free  Public  Library— 

GKNTLKMEX  :    Following  is  a  statement  showing  the  Receipts  and  Expenditures  for  the 
year  ending  June  30, 1S<>7  : 


RECEIPTS. 


Balance  in  Treasury  July  1,  1896 

From  Taxes 

Fines  collected 

Books  lost  and  paid  for 

Bindings  injured  and  paid  for 

Catalogues  sold 

Old  newspapers  sold 

Reserve  postals  sold 

Advertisements  in  Monthly  Bulletin 

Bequest— Thomas  Mootry,  Jr 

Fire  Insurance  Account— Loss  at  Branch  2. 
Cash  on  hand  July  1, 1896 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Salaries 

Books 

Periodicals 

Printing : 

Stationery 

Binding 

Telephone ...... 

Electric  power 

Furniture  and  repairs. . . 

Expense  —  Sundry 

Fire  insurant 

Rent  of  branches 

Gas  for  branches 

Fuel  for  branches 

Cash  on  hand  (with  Secretary) 

Balance  in  Treasury  June  30,  1897 


LIABILITIES. 


$12,174  54 

51,533  39 

847  05 

70  90 

3  30 
12  19 

4  60 
38  30 

132  00 

475  CO 

40  00 

68  14 


$27,414  15 

10,318  33 

1,856  56 

1,666  35 

161  61 

3,328  84 

85  00 

456  60 

2,838  33 

421  37 

11  25 

1,689  00 

303  42 

127  25 

116  73 

14,594  62 


Outstanding  book  orders . 


865,399  41 


65,399  41 


§4,934  40 


THE  FEEE  PUBLIC  LIBEAEY. 


247 


RECOED    OF   DELINQUENTS 


AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

FINES. 

$847  05 

511  Fines  uncollected,  amounting  to  

99  70 

10,483  Total  Fines  imposed,  amounting  to  

$946  75 

BOOKS  LOST  AND  BORROWERS  BLACKLISTED. 

Main  Library,  21  volumes,  amounting  to  
Branch  No.  1,   8  volumes,  amounting  to.  ,  

$17  30 
7  35 

Branch  No    3    2  volumes  amounting  to 

1  75 

Total  31  volumes,  amounting  to  

$26  40 

BOOKS  LOST  AND  PAID  FOR. 

77  volumes,  amounting'  to.  ... 

870  90 

248 


KEPORT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 


STATEMENT  OF  EXPENSES  FOR  BRANCHES. 


BRANCH    1. 

BRANCH    2. 

BRANCH    3. 

BRANCH    1. 

BRANCH    5. 

TOTAL. 

Salaries  

9  1,491  90 

§1,198  55 

$1,509  85 

$1,319  80 

s'.UO  20 

$6,430  30 

Gas  

95  63 

67  86 

49  56 

45  15 

45  17 

303  42 

Rent  

360  00 

312  00 

480  00 

307  00 

940  00 

1  699  00 

Fuel 

31  50 

31  75 

17  00 

°9  00 

18  00 

127  25 

Furniture  and 

repairs  

218  86 

146  92 

95  81 

298  03 

83  95 

843  57 

Exp.,  sundry  . 

12  20 

24  75 

2  90 

10  65 

1  55 

52  05 

11  9fi 

11  25 

Periodicals  .  .  . 

92  73 

54  67 

99  68 

60  52 

65  35 

372  95 

Newspapers  .. 

75  60 

36  30 

66  80 

40  30 

18  50 

237  50 

Books  

1.055  55 

208  99 

658  46 

251  00 

746  44 

2,920  44 

Total  

$3,434  02 

$2,081  79 

$2,980  06 

$2,361  4fj 

$2,140  41 

$12,997  73 

July  1,  !897. 


Respectfully  submitted, 

GEORGE  A.  MULLIN, 

Secretary. 


THE  FKEE  PUBLIC  LIBIUKY.  240 


AXXUAL   REPORT   OF   THE    LIBRARIAN. 


To  the  Trustees  of  the  Swi  Francisco  Free  Public  Library— 

GENTLEMEN:    I  have  the  honor  to  submit  my  report  for  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897. 

USE  OF  THE  LIBRARY. 

With  the  exception  of  Branch  No.  2,  which,  on  account  of  damage  by  fire,  was  closed 
during  the  early  days  of  July,  the  library  and  branches  have  been  open  353  days.  There 
have  been  issued  for  home  use  3°5,944  books,  an  increase  of  38  per  cent  on  the  home  circula- 
tion of  last  year.  The  nuiaber  of  borrowers'  cards  issued  was  11,197,  making  the  number  of 
"live"  cards  now  outstanding  13,777.  Your  attention  is  respectfully  called  to  the  tables 
appended  to  this  report,  wherein  the  record  is  set  forth  in  detail. 

The  Juvenile  Department,  which  was  opened  in  October,  1895,  continues  to  be  very 
popular  with  the  young  folks.  Its  contents  have  been  increased  by  the  addition  of  more 
books  and  more  copies  of  the  popular  standard  authors  to  upwards  of  4,500  volumes.  An 
inventory  just  completed  shows  a  total  loss  for  the  21  months  the  department  has  been  in 
operation  of  39  volumes.  In  view  of  the  fact  that  unrestricted  access  to  the  shelves  is  per- 
mitted and  the  circulation  for  the  period  named  amounts  to  118,656  volumes,  the  loss  is  far 
from  being  excessive,  and  is  many  times  offset  by  the  saving  in  messenger  service  effected 
by  the  open-shelf  system.  While  the  necessity  of  reporting  even  a  small  loss  is  deeply  re- 
gretted, a  much  larger  one  would  in  my  judgment  be  justified  by  the  results  accomplished 
by  bringing  young  readers  and  good  books  in  contact. 

The  growing  use  made  of  the  reference  and  periodical  rooms  is  apparent  from  the  statis- 
tics included  in  Appendix  III  of  this  report.  The  attendance  of  the  newspaper  reading 
room  is  somewhat  in  excess  over  that  of  last  year.  In  addition  to  the  six  local  dailies  there 
are  on  file  bO  local  publications,  199  papers  published  in  other  counties  of  California,  72  papers 
from  the  States  and  Territories,  and  12  from  foreign  countries,  making  a  total  of  319. 

During  the  year  2,476  volumes  have  been  issued  for  school  use.  Most  of  these  were  re- 
tained for  the  full  period  of  four  weeks,  and  during  that  time  were  in  use  either  at  school  or 
at  home  by  hundreds  of  pupils.  The  system  by  which  books  are  issued  for  school  is  as 
follows:  A  teacher  desiring  library  books  for  class  use  has  applications  for  cards  signed  by 
such  of  his  or  her  pupils  as  are  not  already  card-holders.  After  being  indorsed  by  the 
teacher  and  countersigned  by  the  principal  of  the  school,  these  applications  are  filed  with 
the  Secretary  of  the  Library,  and  on  them  library  cards  are  issued  to  the  teacher,  who  may 
then  draw  books  corresponding  in  number  to  the  cards  held.  The  books  are  issued  for  two 
weeks,  and  if  not  in  demand  may  be  renewed  for  a  like  period.  As  provided  by  your  honor- 
able body,  this  system  applies  to  the  three  upper  grades  of  grammar  schools  and  to  high 
schools.  By  this  method  the  pupils  for  the  time  being  surrender  the  privilege  of  becoming 
borrowers  in  person,  and  in  return  have  the  benefit  derived  from  the  books  issued  for  the 
use  of  the  class.  As  a  rule,  the  pupils  whose  names  are  used  have  not  held  cards  previously, 
hence  experience  no  hardship.  These  are  present  in  every  class  in  sufficient  numbers  to 
enable  the  teacher  to  procure  cards  sufficient  for  all  books  needed.  The  number  of  such 
cards  now  in  force  is  384,  representing  14  classes  and  8  schools. 


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ACCESSIONS. 

The  library  was  the  recipient  of  a  bequest  of  f%0  from  the  late  Thomas  Mootry,  Jr. 
After  deducting  the  collateral  inheritance  tax,  the  sum  of  ;475  remained,  which,  by  action 
of  the  Board,  was  placed  at  the  disposal  of  the  Book  Committee.  Under  the  direction  of 
this  committee  an  order  has  been  placed  for  books  on  American  history  to  that  amount. 
A  few  of  the  items  have  come  in,  but  the  major  portion  of  the  order  is  yet  to  be  received. 
As  shown  in  Appendix  1, 10,007  volumes  have  been  received  during  the  year.  Several  large 
orders  for  books  from  the  East  and  abroad  yet  remain  to  be  filled,  but  sufficient  funds  have 
been  held  in  reserve  to  meet  all  demands.  The  number,  cost,  and  in  a  general  way  the 
kind  of  books  ordered,  are  shown  by  the  following  table: 

BOOKS  ORDERED-JULY  1,  1896-JUNE,  1S97. 


CLASS. 


General  works,  cyclopedias,  bound  periodicals,  etc 622 

Philosophy  and  Theology 266 

Sociology,  including  Education 202 

Science  and  Useful  Arts 68*5 

Fine  Arts,  including  Music 166 

Language  and  Literature 718 

English  Fiction 765 

Books  for  the  young 623 

Geography  and  Travel,  including  Mounted  Maps    224 

History  and  Biography 1,099 

Replacements,  largely  English  fiction  and  books  for  the  young  1,891 

Monthly  purchases  of  current  publications  ($100  lists)  , 800 

For  Branch  Library  No.  1 1,381 

For  Branch  Library  No.  2. 277 

For  Branch  Library  No.  3 827 

For  Branch  Library  No.  4  283 

For  Branch  Library  No.  5 . .  916 


VOLUMES. 


11.746 


COST. 


480  10 
321  64 

1,444  25 
450  62 

1,017  20 
546  15 
498  00 
678  80 

2,356  25 

1,299  40 
966  14 

1,130  30 
218  60 
668  80 
251  25 
767  65 


$14,210  80 


The  contract  with  a  local  firm  for  the  library  binding  expired  in  November,  1896,  and  on 
the  recommendation  of  your  Committee  on  Printing  and  Binding,  was  extended  for  a  year 


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251 


on  the  same  terms.  As  will  be  seen  by  the  Secretary 's  financial  statement,  our  expenses 
for  binding  show  an  increase  over  previous  years.  While  this  Increase  is  to  be  attributed 
in  part  to  the  larger  circulation  and  greater  use  to  which  the  books  have  been  subjected,  it  is 
largely  due  to  the  rebinding  of  files  of  local  papers  and  sets  of  periodicals  which,  for  want 
of  funds,  had  been  allowed  to  go  without  repairs.  This  accumulated  work  now  being  dis- 
posed of,  the  expenses  for  the  coming  year  should  not  show  more  than  a  normal  increase 
proportionate  to  the  growth  of  the  Library.  The  amount  and  kind  of  binding  for  the  year 
are  as  follows: 


STYLE  OF   BINDING. 

ORIGINAL  WORK. 

REBINDING. 

TOTAL. 

Half  Morocco              

540  volumes. 

913  volumes. 

1,453  volumes. 

Half  Roan  
Half  Buifhi0" 

321  volumes. 
26  volumes 

471  volumes. 
3,497  volumes. 

792  volumes. 
3  523  volumes. 

Half  American  Russia  

29  volumes. 
173  volumes. 

25  volume*. 
62  volumes. 

54  volumes. 
235  volumes. 

Newspapers  

84  volumes. 

56  volumes. 

140  vo'umes. 

Total  

1,173  volumes. 

5,024  volumes. 

6,197  volumes. 

CATALOGUE  DEPARTMENT. 

Although  the  number  of  books  received  has  been  unusually  large,  the  work  in  this  de- 
partment has  not  fallen  in  arrears.  To  secure  uniformity  in  cataloguing,  all  branch  library 
books  are  classified  and  numbered  at  the  main  library  before  being  sent  out  to  the  branches. 
With  such  considerable  purchases  for  the  branches  as  have  been  made  during  the  past 
year,  the  work  of  the  cataloguers  is  materially  increased  by  this  system.  However,  this 
work  and  the  large  accessions  of  the  main  library  have  been  promptly  disposed  of,  and  in 
addition  the  preparation  of  the  new  fiction  catalogue  has  been  accomplished.  Beginning 
with  January,  1897,  the  composition  of  the  Monthly  Bulletin  has  been  done  on  the  linotype 
machine,  and  the  titles  of  all  new  books  have  been  kept  for  future  use.  A-t  the  end  of  the 
year  it  will  be  a  matter  of  comparatively  small  expense  to  rearrange  those  titles  in  one 
series  and  print  a  list  of  the  year's  accessions.  Now  that  the  fiction  catalogue  is  out  of  the 
way,  the  advisability  of  printing  class  catalogues  of  other  portions  of  the  library  might  well 
receive  your  attention.  Without  discussing  the  limitations  of  the  Rudolph  indexers  in 
meeting  the  requirements  of  borrowers  who  come  to  the  main  library,  it  is  evident  that 
to  those  who  are  served  by  branch  libraries  they  are  of  no  benefit.  The  contents  of  the 
library  are  covered  by  the  printed  catalogues  to  1888  only.  For  the  books  added  since  that 
date  the  branch  readers  have  practically.no  guide  whatever,  for  the  Monthly  Bulletin,  pub- 
lished since  1895,  is  of  only  temporary  value  for  purposes  of  consultation.  At  present  thirty 
per  cent,  of  our  borrowers  are  served  by  the  branch  libraries,  and  during  the  past  year,  not- 
withstanding the  meager  facilities  for  ascertaining  Its  resources,  drew  15.000  volumes  from 


252  REPORT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 

the  main  library.  With  the  natural  expansion  of  the  area  of  population  and  the  growth  of 
the  library  we  may  expect  constantly  increasing  demands  upon  our  system  of  branch  de- 
livery,  making  adequate  facilities  in  the  way  of  catalogues  very  essential. 

BRANCH  LIBRARIES. 

The  number  of  volumes  now  permanently  placed  in  the  branch  libraries  is  8,837,  a  net 
increase  for  the  year  of  3,34*.  The  practice  of  allowing  access  to  the  shelves  at  the  time  of 
my  last  report  in  operation  at  the  Mission  branch  has  been  extended  to  the  remaining 
branches,  with  satisfactory  results.  Branch  Xo.  4,  in  the  Richmond  district,  was  moved  and 
reopened  June  1st  in  a  more  central  location  in  the  district  it  is  intended  to  serve.  The  num  - 
ber  of  new  cards  issued  during  June,  and  other  circumstances,  point  to  an  enlarged  circu- 
lation for  this  branch  for  the  future.  The  Harrison  branch,  opened  June  1,  189G,  shows  a 
steadily  increasing  circulation.  In  fact,  all  of  the  branches  show  large  gains  in  their  circu- 
lation. The  aggregate  circulation  in  the  five  branches  of  books  for  home  use  is  115,973 
volumes,  while  last  year  for  four  branches  it  was  59,578.  According  to  the  reports  of  the  re- 
spective branch  librarians  the  number  of  borrowers'  cards  issued  for  branch  use  now  in 
force  is  5,922.  A  detailed  record  of  the  use  of  the  branches  may  be  found  in  Appendices  III 
and  IV.  No  record  of  the  number  of  visitors  to  the  branches  is  now  kept,  since  it  was  not 
practicable  to  keep  it  accurately,  and  authority  having  been  granted  by  your  honorable 
Board  to  discontinue  it. 

INTERNAL  IMPROVEMENTS 

The  elevator,  of  which  mention  was  made  in  the  Trustees'  last  report,  was  completed 
and  accepted  by  the  City  Hall  Commissioners  in  September,  and  with  few  slight  interruptions 
has  been  in  constant  use  since  that  date.  Early  in  the  year  it  was  found  by  a  careful  esti- 
mate that  the  available  shelf  space  was  barely  sufficient  for  the  accommodation  of  a  year's 
accessions.  On  this  showing  and  on  the  recommendation  of  the  Building  Committee,  cases 
were  constructed  in  the  east  gallery,  thereby  gaining  1,400  feet  of  shelving.  The  removal 
of  the  public  documents  and  long  sets  of  the  least  used  periodicals  to  this  gallery  has  re- 
lieved the  congested  condition  of  the  main  book  room.  The  relief  is  but  temporary,  how- 
ever, and  the  question  of  additional  space  is  one  which  cannot  long  be  deferred. 

LIBRARY  STAFF. 

There  have  been  few  changes  in  the  personnel  of  the  library  staff.  Miss  Alice  J.  Haines, 
substitute,  has  been  promoted  to  the  position  of  regular  assistant  and  assigned  to  duty  in  the 
reference  room  and  at  the  delivery  desk.  Mrs.  E.  F.  Lovelancl,  from  the  list  of  eligibles,  has 
been  elected  substitute,  vice  Miss  Haines,  promoted.  Miss  Myra  Flood,  also  from  the  list 
of  eligibles,  has  been  elected  assistant  at  Branch  No.  1.  There  being  but  one  name  left  on 
the  list  of  eligibles  selected  from  the  candidates  examined  in  February,  1896,  another  ex- 
amination was  held  in  May  of  this  year.  Of  54  candidates  examined  13  have  been  accepte^ 
and  placed  upon  the  list.  The  provisions  governing  examinations  and  appointments,  to- 
gether with  the  questions  asked  at  the  recent  examination,  are  included  in  Appendix  VI  of 
this  report.  The  completion  of  the  elevator  in  September  and  its  subsequent  operation 
necessitated  an  additional  employee  for  that  purpose. 

In  conclusion,  I  wish  to  add  but  a  word  concerning  the  staff.  The  notable  increase  in 
the  work  of  every  department  has  affected  every  employee  in  the  service  of  the  Library. 
The  willingness  and  fidelity  with  which  all  have  performed  their  respective  duties  merit 

com  mendation. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

GEORGE  T.  CLARK 
Juiy  1,  18°>7.  Librarian. 


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APPENDIX  I. 


STATEMENT  OF  ACCESSIONS. 

Volumes  in  Main  Library  July  1.  1896 8  2,236 

Added  by  purchase 151 

Added  by  gift 304 

Continuations  and  pamphlets  bound  by  the  Library 527 

Total 6,982 

Less  volumes  withdrawn 2,226 

Net  increase 4,756 

Volumes  in  Main  Library  June  30,  1897 86,992 

Volumes  in  Branch  Libraries  July  1,  1896 5,491 

Added,  chiefly  by  purchase 3,925 

Less  volumes  withdrawn 579 

Net  increase 3,346 

Volumes  in  Branches  June  30,  1897 8,837 

Total  volumes  received 10,907 

Volumes  in  Main  Library  and  Branches  June  30,  1897 95,829 

USE  OF  BOOKS. 

Volumes  issued  at  Main  Library  for  home  use 219,971 

Volumes  issued  at  Branch  Libraries  for  home  use. *115,973 

365,944 
Volumes  issued  at  Main  Library  for  library  use 147,151 

Volumes  issued  at  Branch  Libraries  for  library  use 58,373 

205,524 
Total 571,468 

Borrowers' cards  issued  1895-96 8,642 

Borrowers' cards  issued  1896-97 11,197 

Total  issue  for  two  years 19,839 

Borrowers'  cards  canceled 62 

Cards  in  force  June  30,  1897 19,777 

*  Not  including  volumes  sent  from  Main  Library. 


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REPORT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 


APPENDIX  II— 


18< 

6. 

CLASS. 

| 
«<" 

August  

September  .  . 

October  

November  .  .  . 

1 

General  Works 

193 

238 

315 

296 

283 

°69 

Philosophy 

351 

521 

454 

426 

482 

482 

.Religion  . 

484 

458 

482 

531 

549 

598 

Sociology  

900 

1  101 

1  060 

799 

978 

1  042 

270 

364 

382 

403 

350 

3'  \'> 

Natural  Sciences  

906 

996 

1,139 

989 

1  163 

1  231 

Useful  Arts 

1,094 

1  156 

1  ^40 

1  275 

1  ^28 

1  301 

Fine  Arts 

487 

526 

534 

602 

585 

790 

Miscellaneous  literature  
Poetry  and  drama  
Travels  

882 
555 
947 

1,001 
770 
1,157 

1,011 
747 
1  107 

1.C06 
731 
981 

1,176 

778 
]  052 

1,154 
961 
1  144 

Biography. 

648 

819 

714 

729 

8°6 

886 

History    .  . 

l  063 

1  330 

1  743 

1  654 

1  6CO 

1  686 

Bound  magazines                .   ... 

2516 

2  669 

2  936 

3  251 

3  267 

3557 

Current  periodicals  
Juvenile  fiction  
English  fiction 

780 
4,820 
8657 

801 
4,430 
95°0 

842 
5,018 
9  475 

853 
5,572 
10  088 

798 
5,397 
10  416 

848 
5.694 
10  376 

French  and  German  fiction  
School  use  

770 

935 
296 

897 
330 

888 

287 

849 

&w 

914 
94 

Totals. 

26  3°3 

29  088 

30  426 

31  371 

32  i  47 

33  419 

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CIRCULATION  BY  CLASSES. 


1897. 

TOTAL 
VOLUMES. 

PER  CENT. 

I 

February  

March  

' 

K 

I 

297 

237 

281 

279 

260 

256 

3,224 

0.81 

550 

676 

636 

606 

527 

520 

6,231 

1.57 

696 

537 

699 

754 

575 

513 

6,926 

1.74 

1,288 

1.123 

1,319 

947 

866 

791 

12,219 

3.08 

455 

422 

576 

431 

354 

389 

4,788 

1.21 

1,383 

1,364 

1,615 

1,319 

1,104 

1,023 

14,237 

3.59 

1,843 

1,518 

1,737 

1,462 

1,572 

1,306 

16,732 

4.21 

867 

802 

1,055 

823 

780 

731 

8,582 

2.16 

1,337 

1,334 

1,775 

1,426 

1.319 

1,105 

14,526 

3.66 

1,001 

1,061 

1,113 

902 

909 

752 

10,280 

2.59 

1,147 

1,218 

1,482 

1,103 

1,180 

1,161 

13,679 

3.44 

1,218 

1,160 

1,551 

1,123 

1,317 

1,023 

12,014 

3.03 

1,862 

1,847 

2,302 

1,979 

1,706 

1.332 

20.104 

5.06 

3,300 

3,010 

3,629 

3.C63 

2,612 

2,665 

36,475 

9.18 

886 

754 

809 

753 

789 

865 

9,778 

2.46 

5,757 

5.660 

6.492 

5,948 

6,342 

6,326 

67,456 

16.99 

11,102 

10,765 

12,123 

10,609 

10,555 

11,292 

12i,978 

31.47 

1,067 

1,109 

1.354 

1,089 

1,183 

1,352 

12,417 

3.13 

380 

178 

286 

209 

34,825 

133 

34,083 

13 

2,476 
397.122 

.62 
100.00 

36,441 

34,850 

40,834 

33,415 

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APPENDIX    III— 


OH 

e 
* 

August  

1 
I 

October  

November  

December  

Books  Issued— 

16,547 

17,994 

19,109 

20,344 

20,527 

20,325 

Library  use  
Total 

9.776 
26  323 

11,094 
29,088 

11,317 
3C<  426 

11,027 
31  371 

11,520 
32047 

13,094 
33419 

27 

31 

29 

30 

28 

30 

1,057 

1,050 

1  107 

1,145 

1  193 

1  2(7 

Visitors— 

2441 

3,232 

3,350 

3,104 

3,340 

3468 

Periodical  Room  

3,247 

3,732 

3,792 

3,926 

4,160 

4,495 

13  390 

19,817 

18255 

18358 

20  286 

21  470 

Cards  Issued— 

1896-97  

761 

1,106 

957 

909 

891 

800 

1895-96 

645 

944 

600 

634 

685 

£88 

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LIBRARY   STATISTICS. 


1897. 

TOTAL. 

January  

February  

9 

> 
ts 
2. 

1 

«H 

B 
B 
JB 

22,086 

21,704 

24,533 

21,810 

22,237 

22,755 

249,971 

14,355 

13.146                16,301 

13,015 

11,846 

10.660 

147,151 

36,441 

34,850 

40,834 

34,825 

34,083 

33,415 

397,122 

30 
1,356 

27 
1,425 

31 
1,392 

30 
1,279 

30 

1.280 

30 
1,227 

353 

4,114 

3,797 

4,455 

3,932 

3,580 

3,020 

41,833 

4,923 

4,598 

4,968 

4,350 

4.346 

4,380 

50.917 

22,769 

20,005 

23,858 

16,455 

14,261 

19.432 

228.356 

1,019 

782 

1,050 

662 

1,031 

727 

876 
767 

833 

702 

,964 
966 

11.197 
8,642 

17 


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APPENDIX 

CIRCULATION  OF 


18 

)6. 

f 

03 

I 
1 

October.... 

November.. 

December.  . 

BRANCH  LIBRARY  No.  1. 
Home  use.  Books  from  Branch  
Home  use.  Books  from  Main  Library 
Library  Use  

2,570 
256 
761 

2,974 
315 
1  303 

3,185 
300 
1,208 

3,370 
359 
1,314 

3,252 
322 
1,478 

3,734 
334 

1,847 

Total    .  .                     

3,587 

4,592 

4,693 

5,043 

5,052 

5,915 

Daily  Average 

132 

148 

161 

168 

179 

197 

BRANCH  LIBRARY  No.  2. 
Home  use,  Books  from  Branch  
Home  use,  Books  from  Main  Library 

838 
97 
464 

410 
175 
234 

1,034 
202 
1  034 

919 
206 
1,013 

904 
185 
1,104 

1.C64 
223 
1,933 

Total                           .           

1  399 

819 

2270 

2,138 

2,193 

3,220 

Daily  Average      

45 

26 

73 

71 

78 

107 

BRANCH  LIBRARY  No.  3. 
Home  use,  Books  from  Branch  
Home  use,  Books  from  Main  Library 
Library  Uie  

2,339 
229 
757 

2.726 
468 
924 

2,215 
372 
703 

2,390 
362 
710 

2,413 
356 
761 

2,423 
362 

874 

Total 

3,325 

4  118 

3290 

3462 

3530 

3,659 

Daily  Average 

125 

132 

113 

115 

126 

121 

BRANCH  LIBRARY  No.  4. 
Home  use  Books  from  Branch 

370 

471 

575 

698 

732 

610 

Home  use,  Books  from  Main  Library 

150 
251 

168 
545 

138 
444 

143 
446 

134 
351 

163 
279 

Total                        * 

771 

1  184 

1  157 

1  287 

1  217 

1,052 

28 

38 

39 

42 

43 

35 

BRANCH  LIBRARY  No.  5. 
Home  use,  Books  from  Branch  
Home  use,  Books  from  Main  Library 

839 
158 
631 

942 

197 
546 

911 

257 
772 

1,084 
230 
583 

1,338 
204 
883 

1,202 
245 
781 

Total 

1  628 

1  685 

1  940 

1  897 

2  425 

2  228 

60 

54 

66 

63 

86 

74 

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BRANCH  LIBEARIES-1896-97. 


IS 

«nr. 

• 

i 
3 

3 
gf 

2 
£ 

q 

1 

> 
I 

1 

^ 
3 

(D 

TOTAL. 

3,837 

3,961 

4,800 

4,499 

4,675 

4,c67 

45,424 

416 

381 

423 

339 

378 

320 

4,143 

1,563 

1,557 

1,896 

1,647 

1,647 

1,262 

17,489 

5,822 
194 

5,899 
218 

7,119 
229 

6,485 
209 

6,700 
223 

6,149 

204 

67.C56 

1,178 

1,353 

1,421 

1,317 

1,280 

1.272 

12,990 

178 

162 

182 

148 

134 

114 

2,006 

3,271 

1,402 

1,224 

1,117 

1,256 

1,231 

15,283 

4,627 
154 

2,917 
104 

2,827 
91 

2,582 
86 

2,670 
89 

2,617 
83 

30,279 

2,486 

2,900 

3,195 

2,821 

2.809 

2,939 

31.656 

388 

396 

435 

361 

310 

323 

4,362 

1,073 

1,152 

1,183 

934 

1,059 

837 

10,934 

3,947 
131 

4,448 
164 

4,810 
155 

4,116 
137 

4,178 
146 

4,069 
135 

46,952 

689 

659 

784 

768 

658 

973 

7,987 

130 

145 

164 

119 

104 

120 

1,678 

423 

248 

381 

363 

555 

762 

5.048 

1,242 

1,052 

1,329 

1,250 

1,317 

1,855 

14,713 

41 

39 

43 

41 

47 

61 



1,596 

1.657 

2,093 

1.969 

2.017 

2,268 

17,916 

285 

233 

3.'5 

262 

250 

240 

2,886 

1,163 

1,013 

1,004 

865 

712 

666 

9.619 

3,041 

2,903 

3,4J2 

3,096 

2,979 

3,174 

30,42i 

101 

107 

110 

K3 

1 

99 

105 



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APPENDIX  V. 

STATISTICS  OF   BRANCH  LIBRARIES,  1896-97- 


w 

r 

W 
3 

bd 

2 

U 

ich  No.  1. 
(Mission) 

ich  No.  2. 
(Potrero) 

*     & 
*     ? 
I    •" 

ich  No.  4. 
[Richmond) 

ich  No.  5. 
(Harrison) 

TOTAL. 

67  056 

30279 

46  952 

14  713 

30  421 

189  421 

1,432 

191 

1023 

284 

637 

3  567 

Cards  in  force  June  30,  1897 

2,548 

419 

1,685 

408 

862 

5  'J22 

Volumes  in  Library  June  30.  1896.  .  .  . 

2,016 
1  395 

823 
326 

1,604 
936 

740 
341 

308 
927 

5,491 
3  925 

Volumes  withdrawn  

278 
1,117 

103 
223 

169 

767 

27 
314 

925 

579 
3346 

Volumes  in  Library  June  30,  1897.  .  .  . 

' 
3,133 

1,046 

2,371 

1,054 

1,233 

8,837 

APPENDIX  VI. 

PROVISIONS  RELATIVE  TO  THE  EXAMINATION  AND  APPOINTMENT  OF  APPLICANTS  FOB 
POSITIONS  IN  THE  LIBRARY  SERVICE.] 

Adopted  May  7,  1895. 

SECTION  1.  All  appointments  to  the  library  staff  sball  be  made;  from  those  whose 
names  appear  on  a  list  of  eligibles  to  be  kept  by  the  Secretary. 

SEC.  2.  In  order  to  determine  who  shall  be  entitled  to  places  on  the  said  list  of  eligibles, 
examinations  for  applicants  shall  be  held  under  the  supervision  of  an  examining  committee 
composed  of  the  members  of  the  Committee  on  Rules  and  Administration,  and  the  Librarian. 
Such  examinations  to  be  conducted  in  writing,  and  to  be  of  such  nature  as  will  fairly  test 
the  applicant's  knowledge  in  the  elementary  branches  of  study  taught  in  the  higher  grades 
of  the  Grammar  schools,  including  questions  on  history  and  literature  of  a  general  nature. 
All  who  pass  such  examinations  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  Examining  Committee  shall  be 
required  to  render  a  probationary  service  in  the  library  for  a  period  or  not  less  than  two 
weeks,  in  order  that  a  judgment  may  be  formed  as  to  their  personal  qualifications  or 
adaptability  for  library  work.  Such,  service  shall  be  given  without  remuneration  and  at 
such  times  and  in  such  manner  as  the  Librarian  may  direct.  At  the  expiration  of  the  pro- 
bationary period,  the  Librarian  shall  report  to  the  Examining  Committee  on  the  qualifica- 
tions of  such  applicant.  The  Examining  Committee  shall  thereupon  prepare  a  list  of  those 


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persons  who,  in  their  judgment,  may  be  eligible  for  appointment  to  the  library  service. 
The  order  of  the  names  on  this  list  shall  be  determined  by  the  standing  obtained  on  the 
written  examination,  taken  in  connection  with  the  fitness  of  the  applicant  as  developed 
during  the  probationary  service.  This  list  shall  then  be  filed  with  the  Secretary.  No  ap- 
plicant failing  to  render  satisfactory  evidence  of  fitness  shall  be  placed  on  the  list  of 
eligibles. 

SEC.  3.  All  substitutes  shall  be  selected  from  the  highest  three  names  ou  the  list  o^ 
eligibles. 

SEC.  4.  In  general,  the  line  of  promotion  shall  be  from  substitute  and  from  eligible 
assistant  in  a  branch  library  to  subordinate  in  the  main  library  ;  and  since  it  is  desirable 
that  branch  librarians  should  have  the  knowledge  and  training  acquired  by  experience  in 
the  main  library,  vacancies  in  such  positions  shall  be  filled  by  appointment  from  the  main 
library. 

SAN  FRANCISCO  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY.-APPLICANT'S  BLANK. 

Your  Number  is ,    (Write  it  instead  of  your  name  on  811  of  your  Examination  Papers.) 

Name  in  full? .• 

Residence  ? 

Age? 

In  what  schools  were  you  educated,  and  how  long  did  you  attend  each  ? 


What  letters  or  references  can  you  furnish  in  respect  to  ability  and  character  ? 


What  has  been  the  nature  of  your  employment  heretofore  ? 


QUESTIONS  FOR  EXAMINATION  IN  LITERATURE. 
April  24th,  1897.-(300  credits). 

In  writing  your  answers  to  each  group  of  questions,  place  the  number  of  the  question  at 
the  beginning  of  the  line,  and  the  answer  directly  afterwards,  beginning  the  answer  to  each 
question  upon  anew  line. 

I.    Give  the  names  of  the  works  and  the  authors  in   which  the  following  characters  are 
found,  viz.: 


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1.  Captain  Cuttle;  2.  Hester  Prynne;  3.  Natty  Bumppo;  4.  Caliban;  5.  Dominie 
Sampson;  6.  Uriah  Heep;  T.Dogberry;  8.  Ichabod  Crane;  9.  Sancho  Panza;  10. 
My  Uncle  Toby;  11.  Mrs.  Malaprop;  12.  Becky  Sharp;  13.  Sir  Roger  de  Coverley; 
14.  Dolly  Varden;  15.  Two  Dromios. 

II.    Give  the  name  of  the  author  of  each  of  the  following  poems,  viz.: " 

1.  Locksley  Ha:l;  2.  Tiianatopsis;  3.  Eve  of  St.  Agnes;  4.  The  Raven;  5.  Pied 
Piper  of  Hamelin;  6.  Tarn  O'Shanter;  7.  Rape  of  the  Lock;  S.  The  Deserted  Vil- 
lage; 9.  Prisoner  of  Chillon;  10.  Marco  Bozzaris;  11.  Lochiel's  Warning;  12.  Par- 
adise and  the  Peri;  13.  Lycidas;-;  14.  Rime  of  the  Ancient  Mariner;  15.  The  Bridge 
of  Sighs. 

Ill     Give  the  name  of  the  author  of  each  of  the  following  works,  viz. : 

1.  Lothalr;  2.-Hypatia;  [3.  Elsie  Venner;  4.  Midshipman  Easy;  5.  Paul  Clif- 
ford; 6.  Vicar  of  Wakefield;  7.  Robinson  Crusoe;  8.  Quentin  Durward;  9.  Essays 
of  Elia;  10.  Hudibras;  11.  Gulliver's  Travels;  12.  Humphrey  Clinker;  13.  Biglow 
Papers;  14.  Faerie  Queen;  15.  Rasselas. 

VI.    Give  the  name  of  some  work  written  by  each  of  the  following  authors,  viz.: 

1.  Macaulay;  2.  Thackeray;  3.  Froude;  4.  Carlyle;  5.  Darwin;  6.  Shelley;  7. 
Fielding;  8.  Robert  Browning;  9.  Jane  Austen;  10.  Charlotte  Bronte;  11.  Charles 
Reade;  12.  George  Eliot;  13.  Robert  Louis  Stevenson;  14.  George  Sand;  15.  Wash- 
ington Irving. 

V.  Give  the  title  of  some  work  written  by  each  of  the  following  authors,  and  the  language 

in  which  it  was  written,  viz.:' 

1.  Aeschylus;  2.  Boccaccio;  3.  Boswell;  4.  Camoens;  5.  Cervantes;  6.  Chaucer; 
.  Dante;  \8.  Gibbon;   9.  Herodotus;    10.  Victor  Hugo;   11.  Josephus;    12.  Livy;  13. 

Montaigne;  14.  Schiller;  15.  Tasso. 

VI,  1.    Give  the  names  of  ten  living  novelists  not  heretofore  named,  with  the  title 
of  some  book  written  by  each. 

2.  Give  the  names  of  five  noted  poets  not  heretofore  mentioned,  who  have  lived 
within  the  last  fifty  years,  and  the  title  of  some  poem  written  by  each. 

8.  Give 'the  names  of  three  American  historians,  and  the  subjects  of  their 
histories. 

4.  Give  the  names  of  three  writers  of  English  history,  and  the  epoch  of  which 
they  wrote. 

5.^  Name  the  authors  of  two  metrical  translations  of  the  Iliad  into  English. 

6.  Who  was  the  principal  writer  for  the  "  Spectator"  ? 

7.  In  whose  reign' was  it  published  ? 

QUESTIONS  FOR  EXAMINATION  IN   HISTORY.f 

May  1st,  1897.— (150  credits). 

(a)    When  and  where  did  the  first  constitutional  convention  of  California  meet  ? 

(6)    When  was  California  admitted  to  the  Union  ? 

(c)    When  was  the  present  State  constitution  adopted  ? 


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II.  Describe  ;the  method  provided  by  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States  for  the 

election  of  the  President. 

III.  How  are  United  States  Senators  and  Representatives  in  Congress  chosen  ? 

IV.  What  historic  event  is  associated  with  Lexington;    Concord;   New  Orleans;  Fort 

Sumter  ? 

V.  What  were  the  chief  defects  of  the  Articles  of  Confederation  remedied  by  the  adop 

tion  of  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States  ? 
VI.    What  do  you  understand  by  the  "  Home  Rule"  question  ? 
VII.    What  was  the  Edict  of  Nantes? 
VIII.    (a)    Where  and  by  whom  was  the  battle  of  Marathon  fought  ? 

(b)  Why  is  it  considered  one  of  the  decisive  battles  of  the  world  ? 

IX.    State  approximately  the  time  and  territorial  extent  of  the  conquest  of  Gaul  by  the 

Romans  ?    By  whom  was  the  narrative  of  the  conquest  written  ? 
X.    (a)    State  as  accurately  as  possible  the  date  of  the  invention  of  printing  by  means  of 

alphabetic  types. 
(&)    In  what  country  was  the  process  first  employed  ? 

(c)  By  whom  was  it  introduced  in  England  ? 

QUESTIONS  FOR  EXAMINATION  IN  GEOGRAPHY. 

May  1st,  1S97.— (100  credits). 

I.    (a)    In  what  direction  is  one  traveling  when  one  does  not  change  one's  longitude  ? 
(6)    When  one  does  not  change  one's  latitude  ? 

(c)    At  what  point  on  the  earth  are  the  latitude  and  the  longitude  both  zero  ? 
II.    (a)    Name  two  countries  where  there  are  extensive  plains. 

(6)    Name  some  locality  in  the  temperate  zone  where  glaciers  are  found. 

III.  Name  four  large  river  basins  of  North  America  whose  waters  enter  the  Pacific 

Ocean;  one  whose  waters  enter  the  Arctic. 

IV.  Name  five  states  of  the  United  States  that  produce  coal. 

V.    (a)    Name  four  European  nations  that  have  colonies  in  Africa. 

(b)    Why  is  the  southern  part  of  Africa  most  favorable  to  colonization  ? 

VI.  (a)    What  are  the  government  and  the  religion  of  Japan  ? 

(b)  What  are  its  capital  and  its  most  important  seaport  ? 

(c)  What  is  the  name  of  the  island  on  which  they  are  situated  ? 

VII.    Name  all  the  bodies  of  water  passed  through  by  a  vessel  in  going  from  London  to 

C-tlcutta  by  the  shortest  route. 
VIII.    («)    Name  and  locate  the  three  main  rivers  of  South  America. 

(ft)    Why  is  the  longest  river  on  the  eastern  side  of  the  continent  ? 
IX.    What  and  where  are  the  following  :    Formosa.  Servia,  Costa  Rica,  Montevideo,  and 

St.  Elias? 
X     Name  five  important  possessions  of  the  British_Empire  outside  of  the  British  Isles. 

QUESTIONS  FOR  EXAMINATION  IN  ARITHMETIC. 

May  1st,  1897.— (50  credits). 

I.    Divide  .67104  by  3.728. 

II.     Add  121i',  29' 3',  8  and  7-12.  -          ! 

III.    Interest  on  §213.50  for  1  year,  8  months,  15  days  @  4 .'o  per  cent  per  annum. 


264  REPORT  OF  THE  TRUSTEES  OF 

TV.    A  book-case  contains  five  shelves,  each  4  ft.  6  in.  long.    How  many  books  will  it 

contain  if  each  book  averages  1%  inches  in  thickness  ? 
V.    A  set  of  books  is  listed  at  $60.    There  is  a  discount  of  33^  per  cent  to  libraries  and  5 

per  cent  off  for  cash.    What  will  be  the  cash  price  of  the  set  to  a  library  ? 
VI.    A  library  circulates  24,000  books  per  year  at  an  expense  of  $3,000;  what  is  the  cost  of 

circulating  each  book  ? 
VII.    In  one  month  there  are  borrowed  409  novels,  237  histories,    113  books  of  travel,  110 

biographies,  and  50  scientific  books;  find  the  percentage  of  each  kind  of  books. 
VIII.    If  the  entire  city  tax  is  $4,500,000  and  the  library  tax  ia  $50,000,  what  per  cent,  of  the 

whole  tax  is  the  library  tax  ? 
IX.    If  the  assessment  of  city  property  is  $350,000,000,  and  the  library  tax  is  $50,000,  what  is 

the  library  tax  on  $100? 
X.    Divide  1200  books  among  three  libraries  in  the  proportion  of  2,  3  and  5. 

EXAMINATION  IN  COMPOSITION. 
May  1st,  1897.— (150  credits). 

I.    Write  an  essay  of  not  less  than  300  words  on  your  favorite  book. 


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BOOKS. 

PAMPHLETS 

1 

1 

2 

American  Forestry  Association,  Washington,  D.  C.. 

2 

American  Museum  of  Natural  History,  New  York  City  . 

1 

1 

Andover  Theological  Seminary  

1 

Argentine  Republic,  Director  General  of  Telegraph 

3 

Armour  Institute  of  Technology,  Chicago  

2 

Atlantic  and  Pacific  Eailroad  

4 

Ayer,  W.  C.,  Union  Village,  O  

1 

Balch,  T.  N.,  Philadelphia,  Pa  

1 

Baldwin  ,  W.  H.  ,  Boston  

2 

Bank  of  California,  San  Francisco. 

1 

Belleville  (111  )  Public  Library 

1 

Bigham,  Rev.  J.,  Greencastle  Ind 

1 

Birney.  W.,  New  York  

1 

Boston  Merchants'  .Association 

1 

Boston  Public  Library  

6 

35 

Boston  Young  Men's  Christian  Union 

1 

Bowdoin  College,  Brunswick,  Me. 

3 

Bridgeport  (Conn.)  Public  Library  

j 

Bronson  Library  Fund,  Waterbury,  Conn.. 

2 

Brookline  (Mass.)  Public  Library 

5 

Buffalo  (N.  Y.)  Library  

1 

Bunker  Hill  Monument  Association,  Boston 

2 

3 

Bureau  of  Charities,  Philadelphia 

1 

California  Academy  of  Sciences,  San  Francisco 

6 

California  Bank  Commissioners  

1 

California  Bureau  of  Highways  

1 

California  Historical  Society,  San  Francisco  

1 

2 

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California  Pioneers,  Society  of,  San  Francisco 

California  R.  R.  Commissioners 2 

California  State  Library,  Sacramento 1 

California  State  Mining  Bureau i  10 

California  Surveyor  General 

California,  Yosem ite  Val  ley  Commissioners 

Cambridge  (Mass.)  Public  Library , 

Canadian  Pacific  Railroad 10 

Carles,  C.,  Buenos  Ayres,  S.  A 2 

Carnahan,  Louise,  San  Francisco 1 

Carnegie  Library,  Pittsburg,  Pa 

Chicago  Civil  Service  Commission 1 

Chicago  Historical  Society 3 

Chicago  Public  Library 1 

Cincinnati  Public  Library 

Civil  Service  Reform  Association,  New  York  City 

Clapp,  E.  L.,  San  Francisco 2 

Clarke,  G.  T.,  San  Francisco 2 

Clerkenwell  Public  Library,  London,  Eng 

Cleveland  Public  Library 

Coelho,  Jos£R.,  Lisbon 1 

Colby  University,  Waterville,  Me 

Connecticut  Historical  Society,  Hartford,  Conn 1 

Cooke,  J.  P.,  Boston 1 

Cooke,  J.  P.Washington,  D.  C 

Concord  (Mass.)  Public  Library 

Cornell  University,  Ithaca,  N.  Y f . . . .  1 

Council  Bluffs  Public  Library 1 

Curtis,  George  Munson 1 

Davis,  Horace,  San  Francisco 3  20 

Davis,  L.  E.,  San  Francisco 2 


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Denver  Public  Library '•  5 

Detroit  Public  Library 

Egleston,  T.,  New  York 

.Emerson,  Edward  Waldo 

Enoch  Pratt  Free  Library,  Baltimore,  Md 3 

Erickson,  H.,  Wisconsin 

Faisi,  Mme.,  San  Francisco 

Field  Columbian  Museum,  Chicago '  •  3 

Fletcher  Free  Library,  Burlington,  Vt 

Franklin  Institute  Library,  Philadelphia. 

Friends'  Free  Library,  German  town,  Pa 1 

General  Society  of  Mechanics' and  Tradesmen, New  York  City.     ...  6 

Geological  Society  of  America,  Rochester,  N.  Y 15 

Golden  State  Iron  Works,  San  Francisco 

Grand  Rapids  (Mich.)  Library - 1 

Greene,  J.  L.,  Hartford,  Conn  . 

Griswold,  William  M.,  Cambridge,  Mass I  1 

Hamilton  College,  Clinton,  N.  Y !  1 

Hartford  (Conn.)  Public  Library, 

Hartford  (Conn.)  Theological  Seminary ! 

Harvard  Medical  Alumni  Association 2 

Harvard  University,  Cambridge,  Mass 1  4 

Hazard,  R.,  Peacedale,  R.  I I  3 

Healy,  P.  J.,  San  Francisco j    1 

Heard,  J. ,  Paris 1 

Hill,  Clark  &  Co.,  Boston 1 

Hoepli.U.,  Milan '  1 

Howard  Memorial  Library,  New  Orleans 

Hubbell.M.  S.,  Council  Bluffs,  Iowa 1 

Indiana  Physico-Medical  College 1 

Indian  Rights  Association,  Philadelphia 2 


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I 

Irish  Parliamentary  Party,  Dublin '  1 

Japanese-American  Voice 2 

Jersey  City  Public  Library 1 

Keidel,  George  C 1 

Labor  Exchange,  Independence,  Mo 1 

Lawrence  (Mass.)  Public  Library ...  5 

Leland  Stanford  Junior  University,  California 1  6 

Lewisham  Public  Libraries,  London 1 

Library  Company  of  Philadelphia 2 

Lick  Observatory,  Mt.  Hamilton,  California 5 

Los  Angeles  Public  Library 2 

Loud,  Hon.  Eugene  F.,  Washington,  D.  C 1 

Low,  Marston  &  Co.,  London 1 

Lowell  City  Library,  Lowell,  Mass 

McCormick,  C.  H.,  New  York j  i 

Maiden  (Mass.)  Public  Library 1 

Massachusetts  Horticultural  Society,  Boston 

Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology,  Boston 3 

Mechanics'  Institute,  San  Francisco 3 

Melville,  Mrs.  E.,  San  Francisco |            4  fi 

Mercantile  Library  Association,  San  Francisco 1 

Mercantile  Library  of  New  York 2 

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REPORT 


BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS, 


THE   BOARD   OF   ELECTION   COMMISSIONERS 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  OF  SAN  FRANCISCO. 

[Created  by  an  Act  of  the  Legislature,  approved  March  18,  1878.] 

HON.  JAMES  D.  PHEL AN  (President) Mayor 

HON.  WILLIAM  BRODERICK Auditor 

HON.  JAMES  N.  BLOCK Tax  Collector 

HON.  HARRY  T.  CRESWELL City  and  County  Attorney 

HON.  C.  S.  TILTON Surveyor 

HON.  W.  M.  HINTON Regis' rar  and  ex-officio  Secretary 


JISTRAR  OF  VOTERS,  ~\ 
),  July  15,  1897.          j 


OFFICE  OF  THE  REGISTRAR  OF  VOTERS, 
SAN  FRANCISCO, 


To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 


GENTLKMEN  :  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series),  adopted  by  your 
Honorable  Board,  May  10,  1897,  I  respectfully  submit  the  following  report  of  this  office  for  the 
fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

Respe  tfully, 

W.  M.  HINTON, 

Registrar  of  Voters. 


BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT.          275 

Dur'.ngthe  fiscal  year  a  general  election,  for  Presidential  Electors  and  other  officers,  was 
held  November  3,  1896. 

The  total  expense  of  the  office  of  Registrar  of  Voters  and  for  the  election  for  the  fiscal 
year  1896-7,  amounted  to  the  sum  of  $202,1:6.78. 

Tne  number  of  voters  registered  was  72,992,  against  68,039  in  1831,  an  increase  of  4,953. 

The  registration  at  the  City  Hall  (or  central  office)  was  58,691,  against  42,248  in  1894, 
an  increase  of  16,443. 

The  large  increase  in  registration  at  the  City  Hall  (or  central  office)  together  with  4,441, 
transfers  of  residence  from  one  precinct  to  another,  on  account  of  removal,  necessitated  an 
increased  expense  for  clerical  assistance. 

The  number  of  voters  registered  by  the  precinct  boards  was  14,301,  against  25,791  in  1894, 
a  decrease  of  11,490.  This  decreasa  was  occasionel  by  a  doubt  which  existed  as  to  the  legality 
of  precinct  registration. 

The  registration  of  14,301  in  the  precincts  cost  nearly  $45,000. 

The  number  and  pay  of  the  precinct  officers  are  fixed  by  law  and  the  rent  of  rooms  for 
precinct  registration,  averaging  $13.25  per  precinct,  is  the  same  whether  the  registration  is 
larg^  or  small ;  and  the  cost  of  supplies  and  supervision  would  vary  but  little.  The  939  pre  - 
cinct  officers  could  register  the  entire  vote  of  the  city  at  a  cost  not  greatly  exceeding  $15,000. 

The  registration  of  applicants  between  the  ages  of  21  and  22  years  was  4,004,  against  3,492 
in  1894,  an  increase  of  512. 

The  total  vote  on  the  New  Charter  was  33,857—15,879  for  the  Charter  and  17,877  against— 
while  32,958  neglected  to  vote. 

Counsel  were  employed  by  the  Board  of  Election  Commissioners  to  defend  eight  suits ; 
ore  against  the  Board  of  Election  Commissioners  and  seven  against  the  Registrar  of  Voters. 

The  action  of  the  Registrar  of  Voters  was  in  every  instance  sustained  by  the  courts.  The 
expense  for  costs  and  counsel  fees  amounted  to  $5, 117.06. 

In  addition  to  the  usual  statements,  I  append  the  following : 

A  table  showing  the  date  of  election,  the  number  of  precincts,  the  total  of  each  general 
registration,  and  numler  of  votes  cast  at  each  election. 

A  statement  of  the  annual  expenses  of  this  office  and  the  cost  of  each  election  since  the 
organization  of  the  Board  of  Election  Commissioners,  March  28, 1878,  to  the  close  of  the  last 
fiscal  year. 

A  table  showing  the  place  of  nativity  of  the  voters  who  were  registered  last  year. 

A  table  of  the  registration  by  precincts  of  last  year  and  the  number  of  votes  cast  in  each. 


276          BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 

EXPENSES  OF  THE  OFFICE  OF  THE  REGISTRAR  OF  VOTERS,   AND 
FOR  ELECTION,  FROM  JULY  1,  1896,  TO  JUNE  30,  1897. 

OFFICE    EXPENSES. 

Salary  of  Registrar  of  Voters $3,600  00 

Salaryof  Registrar's  Chief  Clerk 1,800  00 

Salary  of  Registrar's  Messenger 1.200  00 

§6,600  00 

EXPENSES   OF   GENERAL-PRESIDENTIAL    ELECTION 
HELD  NOVEMBER  3.  1896. 

Advertising $7,07359 

Attorneys' fees  and  costs  of  Court 5,11706 

Assistant  Clerks 45,438  39 

Ballot  boxes 110  25 

Building  and  repairing  booths 7,199  05 

Candl  s,  lamps,  etc 145  75 

Carfare 9620 

Carriage  hire,  etc .'....  408  50 

Cleaning  rooms 125  05 

Delivering  aud  returning  ballot-boxes 900  00 

Dry  goods 12  87 

Expressage 5  00 

Furniture 2,120  95 

Hardware 68  47 

Insurance... 80  00 

Incidentals 82  13 

Inspectors,  Judges'  Clerks,  etc 82,744  91 

Lumber  and  carpenter  work 626  10 

Paper  and  printing  ballots 10,448  15 

Paper  boxes 7  88 

Postage  stam  ps 785  15 

Printing  lists  »f  voters. 21,625  87 

Printing  and  posting  proclamation 88  00 

Printing  and  stationery 2,765  03 

Rent  of  registration  and  precinct  places 4,834  25 

,  Rent  of  storage  of  election  booths 600  00 

Rubber  scamps 31 1  50 

Surveying  (100  foot  limit) 300  00 

Taking  down,  repairing  and  storing  booths r  M99  50 

Telephone  service 167  68 

Typewriting 68  00 


$195,556  78 


Total $202.156  78 


BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


277 


TABLE 

SHOWING  DATE  OF  ELECTION,  THE  NUMBER  OF  PRECINCTS,  THE  TOTAL  OF 
EACH  GENERAL  REGISTRATION  AND  OF  VOTES  CAST  AT  EACH  ELECTION 
UNDER  THE  "ACT  TO  REGULATE  THE  REGISTRATION  OF  VOTERS  AND 
SECURE  THE  PURITY  OF  ELECTIONS,"  ETC.,  APPROVED  MARCH  18,  1878. 


DATE    OF    ELECTION. 

NUMBER 
OF 
PRECINCTS. 

REGISTRATION 

TOTAL    VOTE 

June  19,  1878... 
May  7,  1879  

136 

136 

27,098 
38,034 

Delegates  to  Const'l  Convention 
Adoption  New  Constitution. 

September  3,  1879.... 
March  30,  1883  

136 
136 

44,765 

41,575 

33,877 

General. 
Freeholders. 

September  8,  1880  

136 

23,398 

Charter. 

November  2,  1880  

152 

43,775 

41,292 

General-  Presidential. 

September  7,  1881.... 

152 

33,216 

Municipal. 

November  7,  1882  
March  3,  1883  
March  18  1884 

152 
152 

42,135 

39,102 
18,764 
2,655 

General. 
Charter. 
Assemblyman. 

November  4,  1884  

164 

50,542 

47,535 

General-  Presidential. 

November  2,  1886.... 

176 

48,792 

45,716 

General. 

April  12,  18S7  

176 

25,959 

Amendments  and  Charter. 

November  6.  1888  .... 

176 

58,549 

55,313 

General-Presidential. 

November  4,  1890  

310 

59,770 

55,56-> 

General. 

November  8,  1892.  .   .  . 

275 

67,849 

60,790 

General-Presidential. 

November  6,  1834  

293 

68,039 

61,548 

General. 

Novembers,  1896  

313 

72,992 

64,8-20 

General-  Presidential. 

278          BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


TABLE  OF  ANNUAL  EXPENDITURES  FOR  REGISTRATION  OFFICE 
AND  ELECTION   . 

SINCE  THE  ORGANIZATION  OF  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS 
MARCH  25,  1878,  TO  JUNE  30,  1897. 


FROM 

EXPENSES. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

March  25  to  June  30,  1878  

Expense  of  Registration  Office  and  cf 

election    of   Delegates  to   Constitu- 

tional Convention  held  June  19,  1878. 

$53,007  64 

s??,cor  64 

July  1,  1878,  to  June  30,  1879.  .  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

36,688  93 

Balance  of  election  June  19,  1878  

27500 

Expense  of  Election  for  adoption  of 

New  Constitution  May  7,  1879  

14,644  8G 

51,608  7S 

July  1,  1879,  to  June  30,  188°..  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office 

21,024  62 

Expense  of  general  election,  September 

3,  1879  

69,624  71 

. 

Expense    of     Freeholders'    election, 

March  30,  1880  . 

13,426  60 

104,075  9: 

July  1,  1880,  to  June  30,  1881  .. 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

14,326  60 

Expense  of  charter  election,  September 

7   1883 

10,524  01 

Expense  general  election,   November 

2,  1880  

73,937  32 

98,787  X 

July  1,  1881,  to  June  30,  1882.. 

Expense  of  Registration  Office-  

11,739  75 

Expense  municipal  election,  September 

f 

7,  1881  

21.EC6  37 

33.3C6  15 

BOAKD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT.          273 


TABLE  OF  ANNUAL    EXPENDITURES— CONTINUED. 


FROM 

EXPENSES. 

AMOUNT. 

TOCAL. 

July  1,  1882,  to  June  30,  1883.. 

$8,954  38 

Expense  general  election,  November  7, 
1882   . 

76  900  23 

July  1,  1883  to  June  30  1884 

Expense  charter  election,  March  3,  1883 

8.866  60 
7,427  80 

$94  721  21 

Expense  of  election  for  Assemblyman 
in   Thirteenth   Senatorial     District, 
March  18  1884 

1,790  45 

July  1,  1884,  to  June  30,  1885.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

Expense  general  election,  November  4, 
1884  

7,843  71 
78.215  57 

9,218  2 

July  1,  1885,  Jto  June  30,  1886.. 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

6,641  50 

86,059  28 

July  1,  1886,  to  June  30  1887 

Expense  of  Registration  Office. 

7,239  18 

6,641  50 

Expense  general   election,    November 
2,  1886  

76,328  11 

Expense  of  election  for  Constitutional 
Amendments   Nos.  1,  2  and    3  and 
Charter,  April  12,  1887. 

7  214  99 

July  1,  1887.  to  June  30,  1888.  . 
July  1  18S8  to  June  30  1889 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  
Expense  of  Registration  Office    .. 

6,764  25 
7  Oil  03 

90,782  2 
6  764   25 

July  1,  1889.  to  June  30.1890.. 

Expense  of  general  election,  November 
6,1888  

Expense  of  Registration  Offic  

95,231  93 
13,148  60 

102,242  96 
13,148  6 

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TABLE  OF  ANNUAL  EXPENDITURES-CONCLUDED. 


FROM 

EXPENSES. 

AMOUNT. 

TOTAL. 

July  1,  1890,  to  June  30,  1891.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

§6,787  17 

Expense  of  general  election  November 

4.  1890  

128.286  00 

$135,07317 

July  1,  1891,  to  Juue  30,  1892.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

20,744  75 

20,744  75 

July  1,  1892,  to  June  30,  1893.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

7,287  83 

Expense  of  general  election,  November 

8,  1892    . 

292,700  35 

July  1,  1893,  to  June  30,  1894.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

16,574  79 

899,298  2 

July  1,  1894,  to  June  30,  1895.. 

Expense  ofJRegistration  Office  

6,600  00 

16,574  79 

Expense  of  general  election  November 

6  1894 

1QO    f\(*f>     OQ 

204,666  23 

July  1,  1895,  to  June  30,  1896.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

iyo,uoo  &o 
5,680  00 

Expense  of  registration,  etc 

9  994  45 

15  674  45 

July  1,  1896,  to  June  30,  1897.  . 

Expense  of  Registration  Office  

6,600  00 

Expense  general  election,  November  3, 

1896  

195,556  78 

202,156 

BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


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SHOWING  NATIVITY  OF  REGISTERED  VOTERS,  1896 

UNITED  STATES  OF   AMERICV. 


NATIVITY. 

NUMBER. 

NATIVITY. 

NUMBER. 

Alabama  

84 

12 

7 

North  Dakota 

2 

46 

86 

Alaska  

3 

47 

19,644 

Nevada 

416 

39 

327 

409 

533 

Delaware  

62 

New  Mexico  

. 
4 

District  of  Columbia  

117 

New  York 

5348 

Florida    

21 

Ohio 

1  507 

Georgia           

81 

265 

Idaho    

20 

1  664 

Illinois 

1,277 

248 

Indiana  

483 

South  Dakota 

4 

Indian  Territory  

3 

91 

Iowa                   

490 

175 

Kansas                  

146 

108 

401 

Utah 

52 

389 

322 

1,070 

Virginia 

375 

468 

West  Virginia 

97 

2,570 

Michigan  

512 

Wisconsin 

545 

Minnesota.         

167 

7 

84 

769 

Total  

41,669 

282 


BOAKD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


OTHER   COUNTRIES. 


NATIVITY. 

NUMBER. 

NATIVITY.                                   NUMBER. 

• 

Asia  

1 

Java                                                                   2 

Austria  

630 

Algiers  

2 

Mexico                                                             73 

Australia  

278 

Malta                                                                    4 

A  rgentine  .Republic  

Q 

Ma^oa                                                                1 

Asten  Islands  

1 

New  Foundland                                              16 

At  Sea    

25 

New  Zealand                                                   41 

British  Guiana  

1 

Norway                                                           500 

Belgium  .     .         

82 

Poland                                                               151 

Brazil                      

5 

Portugal                                                         H2 

13 

Peru                                                                   9 

China  

4 

Chile  

30 

Corsica  

Cyprus  

1 

Scotland                                                         977 

Central  America  

7 

Spain                                                                23 

Dominion  of  Canada  

1,607 

Sicily                                                                  1 

688 

Dalmatia              - 

1 

South  Africa                                                    10 

2616 

Sweden                                                        1  274 

Egypt        

3 

Switzerland                                                    5°5 

East  Indies  

20 

Sardinia                                                             1 

758 

'•'andwich  Islands                                             18 

58 

8  417 

Tahiti                                                                5 

Greece  

25 

Turkey                                                                 13 

Gibraltar 

3 

U  S  Columbia                                               10 

66 

Wales                                                              1"6 

Holland  . 

99 

West  Indies                                                       47 

Ireland  

9  779 

Total  30,693 

3 

United  States  of  America. 
Other  countries 


30,690 


Total. 


72,359 


BOARD  OF  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS'  REPORT. 


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TABLE 

SHOWING  REGISTRATION  AND  VOTE  POLLED. 


1  Precinct 

A 

3  3 
• 

5C 

It 
i* 

Vote  Po 

5' 
ft 

0 

It 

r! 

Vote  Pol 

ASSEMBLY  DISTRICT. 

;  £ 

B* 

O. 

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Twenty-eighth  Assembly  District 3,791 

Twenty-ninth  Assembly  District 4,044 

Thirtieth  Assembly  District 3,886 

Thirty  first  Assembly  District 4,064 

Thirty-second  Assembly  District 3,305 

Thirty-third  Assembly  District 3,725 

Thirty-fourth  Assembly  District 4,946 

Thirty-fifth  Assembly  District 3,344 

Thirty-sixth  Assembly  District 5,206 

Thirty-seventh  Assembly  District 4,960 

Thirty-eighth  Assemb'y  District 4,182 

Thirty-ninth  Assembly  District 4,854 

Fortieth  Assembly  District 4,662 

Forty-first  Assembly  District 4,514 

Forty-second  Assembly  District 3,645 

Forty-third  Assembly  District 3,425 

Forty-fourth  Assembly  District 3,433 

Forty-fifth  Assembly  District 3,006 

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3,794 
3,979 
3,270 
3,750 
4,933 
3,332 
5,176 
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4,872 
4,621 
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3,602 
3,367 
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2,974 


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4,445 
3,089 
4,753 
4,f41 
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4,324 
4,103 
3,222 
2,911 
3,085 
2,416 


64,820 


POUNDKEEPER'S  REPORT. 


SAN  FEAKCISCO,  June  30,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN  :    I  herewith  submit  my  report  as  Puundkeeper  for  the  twelve  mouths  ending  June 
30,  1897. 

DOGS  IMPOUNDED  AND  DISPOSITION  MADE. 

Number  of  dogs  on  hand  June  30,  1896 51 

Number  of  dogs  impounded  during  12  months 4,745 

Number  of  dogs  redeemed 533 

Number  of  dogs  released  on  licenses 80 

Number  ot  dogs  sold 100 

Number  of  dogs  killed 4,083 

Number  of  dogs  on  hand  May  31,  1897 0 


Total 4,796      4,796 

Dead  dogs  delivered  to  National  Fertilizing  Company,  as  per  receipt  attached 4,083 

Dead  horses  delivered  to  National  Fertilizing  Company,  as  per  receipt  attached 0 

Dead  cows  delivered  to  National  Fertilizing  Company,  as  per  receipt  attached 227 


290 


POUNDKEEPER'S  REPORT. 


CASH  RECEIVED. 


NUMBER. 

AMOUNT. 

Received  for  dogs  redeemed 

533 

$1  386  70 

Received  for  dogs  redeemed  on  licenses  

80 

49  90 

Received  for  goats  redeemed 

50 

98 

Received  for  cows  redeemed 

Received  for  horses  redeemed  

991 

1  022  50 

Received  for  goats  sold  

11 

17  0 

Received  for  cows  sold    

Received  for  horses  sold.  .... 

55 

238 

Received  for  carcasses  of  dogs  killed  in  11  months  ending  May  31st.  . 
Total  cash  received  during  12  months  

4,342 

3,039  40 
$6,152  50 

DISPOSITION  OF  CASH  RECEIVED. 

Fees  for  destroyed  dogs $3,039  40 

Paid  city 135  45 

Paid  city  surplus  and  sale  of  mare 18  30 

Pound  fees  ... 2,959  35 


Total 


$6,152  50 


Respectfully  submitted, 

FRED.  A.  OSBORN, 

Poundkeeper. 


REPORT 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY. 


OFFICE  OF  THE  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY, 
SAN  FBANCTSCO,  July  1,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  — 

%  GENTLEMEN:  By  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series;  the  Board  requests 
the  City  and  County  Attorney  to  make  a  report  embracing  all  operations, 
receipts  and  expenditures  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

A  report  showing  the  operations  of  the  office  in  detail  must  of  necessity  be 
voluminous.  The  books  of  the  office  being  always  open  to  inspection,  in- 
formation regarding  the  status  of  the  litigation  can  be  agcertained  from  an 
examination  of  them,  and  I  can  not  see  that  any  good  will  result  from  fur- 
nishing the  Board  with  such  a  report  for  publication.  A  detailed  report, 
however,  has  been  prepared  in  obedience  to  the  request  of  the  Board,  and 
will  be  found  attached  hereto.  I  herewith  submit  a  summary  of  what  has 
been  done  in  the  office  during  the  year. 

The  receipts  of  the  office  amounted  to  $593.75,  $500  of  which  was  paid 
directly  into  the  treasury,  $53.75  paid  into  the  treasury  through  the  Sher- 
iff's office,  it  having  been  collected  by  execution,  and  $40.00  paid  as  costs 
for  publication  of  notice  of  sale  under  execution,  which  was  paid  directly  to 
the  publisher.  The  money  expended,  exclusive  of  salaries,  amounted  to 
$865.53,  which  was  spent  for  books,  stationery,  witness,  jury  and  steno- 
grapher's fees,  printing  of  transcripts  on  appeal,  printing  biiefs,  telephone 
service,  and  abstract  of  title. 


292  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT. 

Two  money  judgments  were  rendered  against  the  City  and  County :  one 
for  2.045.36  in  a  case  brought  to  recover  $31,687.90  paid  as  taxes  under 
protest.  This  case  was  decided  in  favor  of  the  City  and  County  in  the 
Superior  Court  and  affirmed  in  the  Supreme  Court  during  the  fiscal  year 
1896-7  as  to  all  except  the  sum  of  $2,045.36  above  mentioned.  The  other 
judgment  was  for  $4,000  in  the  action  of  Buckingham  &  Hecht  vs.  The  City 
and  County,  and  was  ordered  allowed  by  the  Board  of  Supervisors. 

One  hundred  and  twenty-nine  suits  were  commenced  against  the  City  and 
County,  or  its  officers,  in  which  the  City  and  County  was  interested;  ninety  of 
them  commenced  by  one  attorney,  all  of  them  practically  involving  the  same 
question,  and  claiming  damages  amounting  in  the  aggregate  to  the  sum  of 
$3.213,097.73;  two  were  commenced  by  the  City  and  County.  Seven  cases 
were  decided  by  the  Supreme  Court  in  which  this  office  represented  the  City 
and  County:  six  of  them  in  favor  of,  and  ons  agiinst  the  City  and  County. 
Judgments  were  had  in  forty-nine  cases:  forty-eight  in  favor  of,  and  one 
against  the  City  and  County.  Eight  appeals  to  the  Supreme  Court  were 
taken:  two  by  the  City  and  County,  and  six  by  unsuccessful  plaintiffs. 

One  hundred  and  nineteen  demurrers  were  filed:  forty-eight  were  argued 
and  disposed  of. 

Seventeen  briefs  were  written.  Forty-three  written  opinions  were  given 
to  the  Board  of  Supervisors  and  other  officials. 

There  are  now  pending  in  the  office,  exclusive  of  seventeen  cases  on 
appeal,  three  hundred  and  sixty-three  case?. 

HARRY  T.  CRESWELL, 

City  and  County  .Attorney. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.        293 


SCHEDULE 

OF    CASES    AND    MATTEBS    PENDING    IN    THE     SUPBEME     COURT    OF     THE 
UNITED    STATES. 

IN  THE  SUPREME  COURT  OF  THE  U.  S. 


Albert  S.  Rosenbaum  ^  No.  16,150  in  Dept.  No. 

6  of  Superior  Court. 
No.  3.869   in  U.  S.  Cir- 
cuit Court. 

John  A.  Bauer,  Treasurer  of  the  City  and  County  I  No. in   U.  S.    Sup. 

of  San  Francisco.  J      Court. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff;  A.  L.  Rhodes,  Esq.,  of  coun- 
sel. 

Action  to  compel  defendant  to  advertise  for  redemption  of  Montgomery 
avenue  bonds. 

October  13,  1885,  action  commenced. 

October  18,  1885,  cause  removed  to  U.  S.  Circuit  Court. 

January  18,  1886,  U.  S.  Circuit  Court  disclaimed  jurisdiction  and  re- 
manded cause  to  State  Court. 

June  2,  1886,  citation  issued  to  appear  in  U.  S.  Supreme  Court  October 
11,  1886,  on  writ  of  error. 

January  6,  1887,  defendant's  brief  filed  in  U.  S.  Supreme  Court.    Pending. 

R.  5-P.  57. 


Albert  S.  Rosenbaurn  -\    No.  16,598  in  Dept.  No.  6 

of  Superior  Court. 

vs.  I    No.  3,933  in  U.  S.  Circuit 

>       Court. 

The  Board  of  Supervisors  of  the  City  and  County      No. in  U.  S.  Supreme 

of  San  Francisco.  J        Court. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff;  A.  L.  Rhodes,  Esq.,  of  coun- 
sel. 

Action  to  compel  defendants  to  levy  a  tax  to  pay  accrued  interest  on 
Montgomery  avenue  bonds. 

December  11,  1885,  action  commenced.  Cause  transferred  to  U.  S.  Circuit 
Court. 


294       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

May  24,  1886,  cause  remanded  to  State  Court. 

June  2,  1886,  citation  issued  to  appear  in  U.  S.  Supreme  Court   October 
11,  1886,  on  writ  of  error. 

January  6,  1887,  defendant's  brief  filed  in  U.  S.  Supreme  Court.    Pending. 
R.  5— P.  66. 


SCHEDULE 

OF    CASES    AND    MATTEBS    PENDING   IN   THE    UNITED    STATES    COURTS 
FOB   CATIFOBNIA. 

UNITED  STATES    CIRCUIT  COURT. 


Solomon  Herxheimer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq  ,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  compel  the  payment  of  the  coupons  on  the  bonds  issued  for  the 
widening  of  Dupont  street,  amounting  to  the  sum  of  $3,089,  with  interest 
from  the  date  of  their  falling  due  at  the  rate  of  seven  per  cent  per  annum. 

May  9,  1884,  answer  filed. 

January  20,  1886,  amended  complaint  filed. 

February  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

Submitted  on  briefs  on  demurrer.     R.  4— P.  294. 


Carl  Litbrnann  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,188. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  compel  the  payment  of  the  coupons  on  the  bonds  issued  for  the 
widening  of  Dupont  street,  amounting  to  the  sum  of  $1,750,  with  interest 
from  the  date  of  their  falling  due  at  seven  per  cent  per  annum. 

May  9,  1884,  answer  filed. 

January  20,  1886,  amended  complaint  filed. 

February  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

Submitted  on  briefs  on  demurrer.     R.  4 — P.  295. 


William  Duden  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,348. 
D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  .       295 

Action  to  recover  upon  one  hundred  and  twenty  $1,000  Montgomery 
avenue  bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced. 

Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 

Garber,  Thornton  &  Bishop  appointed  special  counsel  for  the  city  and 
county,  by  resolution  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors,  in  1884. 

February  28,  1885,  signed  stipulation  waiving  jury  trial. 

Argued  on  demurrer  and  submitted  on  briefs.     R.  4 — P.  318. 


Solomon  Herxheimer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  -No.  3,347. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on   seventy-five  $1,000   Montgomery  avenue 
bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
April  26,  1886,  cause  argued  and  submitted.     Awaiting  decision. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  317. 


F.  W.  Muser  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,346. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on  seventy  $1,000   Montgomery  avenue   bonds 
with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
April  26,  1886,  cause  argued  and  submitted.     Awaiting  decision. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  316. 


Frank  Livingston  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,345. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on  one  hundred  and  eleven  $1,000  Montgomery 
avenue  bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
Same.    R.  4— P.  315. 


Mark  Livingston  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,344. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  on  one  hundred  and  eight  $1,000  Montgomery  avenue 
bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  315. 


296       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Carl  Liebmann  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,343. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  on  one  hundred  and  six  $1,000  Montgomery  avenue 
bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  312. 


H.  DeCrue  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,342. 

D.  M.  Delmap,  Esq..  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on  eighty-seven   $1,000   Montgomery  avenue 
bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  312. 


A.  S.  Rosenbaum  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,341. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on  one  hundred  and  thirteen  $1,000  Montgom- 
ery avenue  bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 
June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 
Same.     R.  4— P.  311. 


Jacob  Triest  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,340. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  on  one  hundred  and  twenty-seven  $1,000  Mont- 
gomery avenue  bonds,  with  coupons  and  interest. 

June  13,  1884,  suit  commenced.     Answer  filed  August  21,  1884. 

Same.     E.  4— P.  310. 


Solomon  Herxheimer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,934. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  pliiintiff. 

Same  cause  of  action  as  above  (No.  3,864). 

January  20,  1886,  action  commenced.     Cause  argued  and  submitted. 

Same  special  counsel  as  above.     R.  5— P.  76. 


Solomon  Herxheimer  vs.  The  Board  of  Public  Works,  etc.— No.  3,935. 
D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  297 

Same  cause  of  action  as  above. 

January  20,  1886,  action  commenced. 

February  18,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

May  12,  1886.     Brief  on  demurrer  filed.     R.  5— P.  77. 


Solomon  Herxheimer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  3,937 , 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  judgment  for  money  due  upon  Dupont  street  bonds. 

January  19,  1886,  action  commenced. 

February  18,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

May  12,  1886,  brief  on  demurrer  filed.     R.  5— P.  78. 


Carl  Liebmann  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  3,936. 
Same  as  above. 


Providence  Institution  for  Savings  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Fran- 
cisco—No. 7,399. 

Stetson  &  Houghton,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $31,500,  alleged   to   be  due   upon   900  cou- 
pons of  Dupont  street  bonds. 

June  15,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  filed. 

June  25,  1888,  time  to  plead  ten  (10)  days  after  notice.     R.  5— P.  218. 


Mark  Strouse  vs.  Hale  Rix  et  al.— No.  10,733. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff.  | 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $100,080  damages  alleged  to  have 
been  sustained  by  plaintiff  by  reason  of  the  alleged  wrongful  arrest  and  im- 
prisonment of  plaintiff,  under  color  of  a  certain  alleged  void  order  of  the 
City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

May  27,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint  at  law. 

June  4,  1890,  stipulated  that  defendants  have  twenty  (20)  days  from  date 
within  which  to  plead. 

June  24,  1890,  stipulation  extended  thirty  (30)  days  from  date. 

R.  6-P.  88. 


D.  C.  Nealon  et  al.  vs.  D.  B.  Jackson  et  al.— No.  11,204. 

Action  brought  to  restrain  the  defendants  from  passing  a  certain  resolution 
in  reference  to  the  opening  of  Sixteenth  street. 


298  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

January  19,  1891,  received  copy  of  restraining  order  and  order  to  show 
cause. 

January  26,  received  copy  of  bill  in  equity  for  injunction. 

February  24,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

April  14,  defendants'  brief  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  21,  received  copy  of  plaintiff's  brief  on  demurrer. 

March  3,  1892,  stipulated  that  the  demurrer  be  submitted  on  briefs  now 
on  file. 

R.  6— P.  111. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  Geo.  H.  Sanderson  et  al.— No.  11,393. 

Alfred  Clarke,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $510,835  for  damages  alleged  to  have 
been  sustained  by  reason  of  having  been  deprived  of  certain  privileges 
granted  by  Resolution  No.  5,532  (Third  Series)  in  relation  to  plaintiff's 
water  works. 

August  10,  1891,  received  summons  and  complaint.     R.  6— P.  154. 

February  14,  1893,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

Edward  Van  Orden  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al.  —  No. 
11,425. 

Messrs.  Myrick  and  Deering,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $51,109.66  for  damages 
alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by  infringement  of  a  patent  on  feed  water 
heaters  for  fire  engines. 

August  19,  1891,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

August  21,  papers  delivered  to  A.  Ruef  as  special  counsel. 

K.  6— P.  158. 


Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company  vs.  L.  R.  Ellert  et  al. 

E.  S,  Pillsbury,  solicitor  for  complainant. 

John  B.  Mhoon  and  R.  Y.  Hayne,  of  counsel. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendants  from  improving  Lewis  street,  between  Baker 
and  Laguna  streets,  as  provided  for  in  Orders  No.  8661  and  No.  9017  (Third 
Series)  of  Board  of  Supervisors. 

October,  1893,  received  copies  of  bill  of  complaint,  order  to  show 
cause,  etc. 

W.  S.  Goodfellow,  special  counsel. 

R.  7— P.  3. 


Providence  Institution  for  Savings  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

Ed.  Gray  Stetson,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  $19,250,  alleged  to  be  due  upon  certain  Dupont 
street  bonds,  interest,  etc. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  KEPOET.  299 

January  13,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  30,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

E.  7— P.  28. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,198. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $20,000  claimed  by  plaintiff  as  damages 
under  Section  1,979,  Eevised  Statutes  U.  S.  ,for  depriving  plaintiff  of  certain 
rights  secured  under  Section  1,977,  Bevised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  16,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  11,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

E.  7— P.  137. 


Edward  Nettleton  vs.  Boird  of  Police  Pension  Fund  Commissioners — No. — . 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $10,000  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by  plain- 
tiff by  reason  of  defendant's  refusal  to  grant  him  a  pension  out  of  the  Police 
Pension  Fund  in  violation  of  his  rights  under  Section  1,977,  Eevised  Stat- 
ute's U.  S. 

May  22,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

June  11,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

E.  7— P.  144. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Executor  of   W.  H.  Kentzell,  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No. 
12,227. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,148,  damages  sustained  by  the  deprivation 
of  property  by  defendants  without  due  process  of  law,  contrary  to  Section 
1,977,  Eevised  Statutes  U.  S. 

June  10,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

E.  7— P.  151. 


Fred  Frey  vs.  Wm.  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,241. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,354,709  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendant's  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Eevised  Statutes 
U.  S. 

August  5,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

August  28,  1896,  demurrer  of  defendant  Tobin  served  and  filed. 

November  25,  1896,  amendment  to  complaint  received. 

December  7,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

E.  7— P.    171. 


300  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

P.  T.  Kelley  vs.  Win.  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,262. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $271,000  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendant's  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes 
U.  S. 

October  12,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  28,  1896,  demurrer  of  defendant  Alvord  served  and  filed. 

November  25,  1896,  amended  complaint  received. 

December  7,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

P.  H.  7—179. 


Jno.  H.  Colbert  vs.  Wm.  Alvord,  et  al.— No.  12,261. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $671,100  damages  for  the  alleged  violation 
of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

October  13,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  28,  1896,  demurrer  of  defendants  Tobin  and  Alvord  served  and 
filed. 

November  25,  1896,  amended  complaint  received. 

December  7,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  180. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Executor  of  W.  H.  Kenlzell,  deceased,  vs.  Wm.  Alvord  et  al. 
—No.  12,227. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,148  damages  for  the  alleged  deprivation 
of  property  in  violation  of  Section  3,977,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
October  27,  1896,  received  copy  of  summon  and  complaint. 
November  7,  1896.  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  182. 


Theresa   Stevens,    Executrix    of   George   Stevens,   deceased,    vs.    William 
Alvord  et  al. — No.  . 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,677  for  the  alleged  deprivation  of  plain- 
tiff's property  in  violation  of  Section  l,977,iRevised  Statutes  U.  S, 
October  27,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
November  7,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7.— P.  183. 


Theresa   Stevens,    Executrix    of    George   Stevens,    deceased,    vs.    William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  . 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  301 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $43,100  damages  for  the  alleged  deprivation 
of  plaintiff's  property  in  violation  of  Section  1,977,  Revised  Statutes,  U.  S. 
October  27,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
November  7,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  184. 


Mary  Thompson,  Administratrix  of  Thomas  O'Shea,  deceased,   vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,276. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attoiney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,155,55  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of 
the  equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  1,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  11,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed, 
R.  7— P.  192. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  John  C.  Daley,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
€t  a]._No.  12,274. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,747  damages  for  the  denial  of  the  equal 
protection  of  the  law  in  alleged  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes 
U.  S. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaiot. 

December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 

R.  7- P.  193. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator  of  Nicholas   Berges,   deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,275. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $46,266  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  recehed  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
It.  7->P.  194. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  Ed.  Ward,    deceased,    vs.    William   Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,2/7. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $3,198,40  damages  for  the  albged  denial  of 
the  equal  protection  of  the  law. 


302       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  195. 


Ellen  Burdette,   Administratrix  of  William  Burdette,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,278. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,770  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  196. 


Ellen  Burdette,  Administratrix  of  William  Burdette,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No,  12,288. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $40,400  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 
!,_,  December  14,  1896.  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  197. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator  of  T.  W.  Greggains,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.-  No.  12,289. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,600  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29, 1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  amendment  to  complaint  received. 
R.  7— P.  198. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator   of  F.   J.    Coriigan,    deceased,    vs.    William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,290. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to, recover  the  sum  of  $11,600  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  amendment  to  complaint  received. 
R.  7— P.  199. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  303 

Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  J.  E.  Burress,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,291. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $11,600  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  23,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
Submitted  on  briefs. 
R.  7— P.  200. 


Alfred  Clarke,   Administrator  of  Andrew    Dempsey,   deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,292. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,600  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  amendment  to  complaint  received. 
R.  7— P.  201. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  N.  Berges,  deceased,   vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,294. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,099.39  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of 
the  equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  17,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
K.  7- P.  203. 


Edward  E.  Dodge  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,295. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $9,800  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

December  17,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  29,  1896,  demurier  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  206. 


Samuel  B.  Alden  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No,  12,297. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Aotion  to  recover  the  sum  of  $9,800  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

January  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 


301        CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT. 

January  28,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
March  1,  1897,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
March  20,  1897,  brief  of  defendants  served  and  filed. 
March  20,  1897,  brief  of  plaintiff  received. 
R.  7-P.  208. 


W.  H.  Shear  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,299. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintift. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $9,900  damages  for  the  alleged  denial  of   the 
equal  protection  of  the  law. 

January  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  28,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  209. 


Jacob  Sichel  vs.  A.  Sutro  et  al.— No.  12,270. 

Reddy,  Campbell,  George  Lezinsky,  and  E.  W.  McKinstry,  attorneys  for 
plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  a  judgment  declaring  valid  certain  Montgomery  avenue 
bonds,  and  declaring  them  a  lien  upon  certain  property. 

November  18,  1896,  received  copy  of  subpoena  ad  respondendum. 

January  4,  1897,  appearance  for  certain  defendants  served  and  filed. 

March  1,  1897,  demurrer  of  certain  defendants  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  210. 


Alfred   Clarke,    administrator  of   D.  M.  Dehaney,    deceased,    vs.    William 
Alvord  et  al— No.  12,307. 

Alfred  C^rke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,650  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  8. 
February  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  227. 


E.  T.  McLean  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,300. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $17,600  for  the  alleged  denial  of  the  equal 
protection  of  the  law. 

February  19,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7-P.  124. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  305 

Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  A.  W.  Haskell,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,308. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,930  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendants'  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes 
U.  S. 

February  19,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  225. 


Alfred   Clarke,    administrator   of   R.  C.    Gilchrist,    deceased,    vs.   William 
Alvord  et  al.- No.  12,309. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,840  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  228. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator   of  W.  L.  Cummings,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,310. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,990  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  229. 


Alfred  Clarke,    Administrator   of   William   Bingle,    deceased,   vs.    William 
Aivord  et.  al.— No.  12,311. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,980  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes,  U.  S. 

February,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  230. 
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306  CITY  AND  COUNTY   ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Alfred   Clarke,    administrator   of  Joseph   Maguire,    deceased,    vs.   William 
Alvord,  et  al.— No.  12,312. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,690  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  231. 


Alfred  Clarhe,  Administrator  of  James  Pugh,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12.313. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,770  damageg  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  232. 


Alfred    Clarke,    Administrator   of   S.  C.  Flemming,  deceased,    vs.   William 
Alvord  etal.— No.  12,316. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,050  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes,  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  234. 


Alfred  Clarke,   Administrator  of  Alexander  Grant,  deceased,   vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  13,316. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  suoa  of  $6,980  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes,  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  aud  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  Received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  234. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPOKT.  307 

Alfred   Clarke,  Administrator  of  J.  J.  Cotter,  deceased,  vs,  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,318. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,950  damages  for  the  alleged   violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  235. 


Alfred   Clarke,   administrator   of   A.   J.    O'Brien,    deceased,     vs.     William 
Alvord,  et  al.— No.  12,319. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,610  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  235. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator   of   William   Doran,    deceased,    vs.    William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,320. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,635  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.7— P.  236. 


Alfred  Clarke  Administrator  of  J.  R.  Boullett,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,321. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,630  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  189  7,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  236. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  John  Pollard,  deceased,  vs,  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,322. 


308  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   EEPOET. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,820  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  '237. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  J.  H.  Baker,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,324. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,950  damages  for  the  alleged  violation 
of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  amendment  to  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  237. 


Alfred  Clarke,  administrator  of  James  Pugh,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
etal.— No.  12,327. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $27,000  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

B.  7_p.  238. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  D.  M.  Dehaney,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $37,100  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  238. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  J.  R.Boullett,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,329. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $38,400  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

K.  7— P.  239. 


CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  EEPORT.  309 

Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  W.  H.  Burke,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,330. 

Alfred  CJarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $31,500  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Eevised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  239. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator  of  J.  H.  Baker,  deceased,  vs.    William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,331. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $32,000  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

February  27,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  240. 


Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  William  Blair,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,323. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,740  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,879  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 


Alfred  Clarke,  administrator  of  W.  Nichols,  deceased,   vs.    William  Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,325. 

Alfred  Clarke,  .attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,090  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  251. 

Alfred  Clarke,  Administrator  of  W.  Burke,    deceased,    vs.     William   Alvord 
et  al.— No.  12,326. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $6,800  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R,  7— P.  252. 


310  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S    REPORT. 

Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator   of   James  0.  McVey,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord,  et  al.— No.  12,340. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action   to  recover  the  gum  of  $7,160  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  252. 


JohnT.  Cosgrove  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,341. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $33,700  damages  for  the  alleged  violation 
of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  253. 


Alfred   Clarke,    Administrator   of  Charles  E.  Shute,  deceased,  vs.  William 
Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,346. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $33,800  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  253. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,347. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $523.32  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  254. 


W.  G.  J.  Bloomfield  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,348. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  t\  e  sum  of  $24,500  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  189 1,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  254. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  311 

Alfred  Clarke  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,356. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $13,350  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  255. 


T.  H.  Callahan  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,357. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $31,100  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  255. 


Henry  Tassett  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,358. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $55,000  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  258. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,359. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $14,000  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  258. 


James  Ribbey  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,360. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $33,000  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 

April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  259. 


312  CITY  AND   COUNT?  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

P.  J.  Dwyer  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,361. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $14,800  damages  for  the  alleged  violation]  of 
Section  1,979  Revised  Statutes,  U.  S. 

April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  459. 


E.  Nettleton  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,364. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $42,200  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  260. 


Henry  Tasset  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  12,377. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Bill  in  Equity  to  have  dissolved  a  certain  Bill  of  Attainer  alleged  to  have 
been  adopted  and  enforced  by  defendants,  and  against  plaintiff. 

June  1,  1897,  received  copy  of  bill,  affidavit  and  notice  of  motion. 

June  28,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  263. 


S.  B.  Alden  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No. . 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Bill  in  Equity  to  have  dissolved  a  certain  Bill  of  Attainer  alleged  to  have 
been  adopted  and  enforced  by  defeudents,  and  against  plaintiff. 

June  8,  1897,  received  copy  of  bill,  affidavit  and  notice  of  motion. 

R.  7— P.  263. 


SCHEDULE 

OF   CASES   AND   MATTERS   PENDIKG   IN   THE    SUPREME    COURT   OF    THE 
STATE    OF   CALIFORNIA. 


Andrew  Himmelmann  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  6,193, 

Robert  Y.  Hayne,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Complaint  filed  October  13,  1887. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       313 

To  recover  $810.39,  with  interest  from  November  29,  J  870,  damages  for 
failure  of  Superintendent  of  Streets,  etc.,  to  correctly  record  a  diagram  at- 
tached to  street  assessment,  by  means  whereof  plaintiff  lost  his  lien. 

Judgment  in  lower  court  for  defendant,  February  11,  1878. 

June  24,  1878,  plaintiff  appealed. 

July  29,  1878,  transcript  filed. 

R.  3-P.  244. 


J.  V.  Coffey  vs.  The  Board  of  Supervisors  of  the  City  and  County  of   San 
Francisco. 

Mandamus  to  compel  defendants  to  allow  demands  of  plaintiff  for  $200  for 
services  as  attorney  for  J.  P.  Dunn,  Auditor,  etc.,  in  defending  suit  on  four 
demands,  aggregating  $2,020,  for  extra  compensation  to  watchman  on  New 
City  Hall. 

March  16,  1882,  alternate  writ  issued.     March  25,  1882,  filed  answer. 

Cause  off  calendar,  to  be  restored  by  stipulation.     R.  4 — P.  224. 


Leopold  Kahn  vs.  John  A.  Bauer,  Treasurer — No.  11,704. 

D.  M.  Delmas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendant  to  advertise  for  the 
redemption  of  Montgomery  Avenue  bonds. 

September  6,  1886,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ  of  man- 
date. 

September  17,  1886,  motion  to  quash  alternative  writ  denied. 

January  3,  1887,  served  and  filed  answer  for  defendant. 

June  17,  1887,  issues  settled  and  cause  referred  to  Hon.  T.  K.  Wilson, 
Judge  of  the  Superior  Court,  to  take  and  report  evidence. 

R.  5— P.  97. 


P.    H,   Burke,    administrator   estate   of   Honora   Lewis,    deceased,  vs.  The 
City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  12,711. 

M.  C.  Hassett,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $20.000  damages,  alleged  to  have  been  caused  by  over- 
flowing of  sewer  on  Eighteenth  street. 

July  5,  1884,  commenced. 

August  2,  1884,  answer  filed. 

October  17-22,  1889,  cause  tried  before  a  jury  in  Department  5,  and  judg- 
ment for  plaintiff  for  $2,000  and  costs. 

December  20,  1889,  proposed  statement  on  motion  for  new  trial  served. 

May  12,  1890,  plaintiff  consented  to  remit  $1,000  from  judgment. 

Ordered  defendant's  motion  for  new  trial  denied. 

On  appeal. 

R.  4— P.  320. 


314       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Louis  Anzenhofer  vs.  W.  Bartlett  et  al.— No.  11,206. 

J.  M.  Lucas,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Writ  of  mandamus  to   compel   Board   of   Supervisors   to   allow   claim   of 
$664.95  for  two  judgments  recovered  against  City  and  County. 
November  27,  1883,  received  copy  of  alternative  writ. 
November  30,  1883,  answer  tiled. 
December  4,  1883,  writ  granted. 
January  14,  1884,  transcript  on  appeal  filed. 
February  8,  received  copy  of  notice  of  motion  to  dismiss  appeal. 
February  18,  motion  to  dismiss  appeal  argued. 
March  22,  motion  to  dismiss  appeal  denied. 
R.  4— P.  290.     Off  calendar,  to  be  restored  on  motion. 


John   Symons,    et  al.  vs.    The    City  and    County    of   San  Francisco — No. 
44,965. 

J.  C.  Bates,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  review  as  to  proceedings  of  Board  of  Supervisors 
ordering  streets  and  parts  of  streets  closed  up. 

April  13,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  22,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

October  29,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 

November  12,  18U4,  judgment  for  defendants. 

November  16,  1894,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

November  26,  1894,  transcript  on  appeal  received. 

December  19,  1894,  appellant's  points  and  authorities  received. 

January  16,  1895,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  filed. 

August  19,  1895,  cause  submitted. 

December  17,  1895,  judgment  affirmed  by  Supreme  Court. 

Rehearing  granted. 

August  5,  1896,  cause  re-argured  in  Supreme  Court  in  bank  and  re-sub- 
mitted. 

January  8,  1897,  judgment  for  defendants  affirmed. 


John  W.  Mackay  et  al.  vs.  The   City  and   County  of   San   Francisco — No. 
41,624. 

William  F.  Herrin,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  recover  $31,637.90  paid  under  protest  for  City  and  State  taxes 
on  certain  personal  property,  as  per  complaint. 
July  12,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
November  6,  1893,  demurrer  and  motion  to  strike  out  served  and  filed. 
March  16,  1894,  agreed  statement  of  facts  received. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  315 

May  23,  1895,  judgment  for  plaintiff  for  $1,911.55,  against  defendant  City 
and  County.     Dismissed  as  to  defendant  James  N.  Block. 
June  19,  1895,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 
July  5,  1895,  notice  of  appeal  received. 

September  16,  1895,  received  appellants'  points  and  authorities. 
October  19,  1895,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 
February  19,  1896,  cause  submitted. 
July  22,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant  affirmed. 
R.  6— P.  277. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Mrs.  F.  Grote. 

T.  J.  Blakeman,  attorney  for  defendant. 

Action  to  recover  possession  of  Garden  avenue,  east  from  Broderick, 
north  from  Geary. 

January  22,  1894,  complaint  filed  and  summons  issued. 

March  7,  1894,  complaint  and  summons  served. 

April  26,  1894,  demurrer  received. 

May  25,  1894,  demurrer  overruled;  ten  days  to  answer. 

July  10,  1894,  answer  of  defendant  received. 

December  26th,  27th,  1894,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

January  18,  1896,  plaintiff 's  brief  served. 

February  27,  1895,  defendant's  brief  received. 

March  4,  1895,  plaintiff  's  reply  brief  served. 

April  20,  1895,  judgment  for  plaintiff. 

May  14,  1895,  findings  filed. 

May  18,  1895,  cost  bill  filed. 

June  18,  1895,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

January  13,  1895,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

April  3,  1896,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 

June  2,  1896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

August  21,  1896,  appellant's  reply  brief  received;  cause  submitted  to 
Supreme  Court. 

February  23,  1897,  judgment  reversed;  rehearing  granted  and  cause  sub- 
mitted on  briefs  on  file. 

R.  7— P.  35. 


Behrend  Joost  vs.  A.  E.  Buckman,  <=t  al.— No.  45,684. 

Morrison,  Stratton  &  Foerster,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendants  from  opening  a  certain  road  or  street,  known 
as  Corbett  road,  as  per  complaint. 

June  9,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint,  injunction  and  order 
to  show  cause. 

July  21,  1894,  answer  served  and  filed. 

September  21st,  24th,  cause  tried, 


316  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

January  15th,  16th,  21st,  1895,  argument  of  cause;  submitted  cm  briefs. 

January  31,  1895,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

February  15,  1895,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

May  27,  1895,  judgment  for  defendants. 

March  5,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

March  10,  1896,  received  notice  of  motion  to  re-tax  costs. 

April  30,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

R.  7-P.  42. 


John  H.  Sievers  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  49,203. 

Otto  Turn  Suden,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $7,500  damages,  caused   by  raising  grade  of  Van  Ness 
avenue  and  Chestnut  street,  thereby  flooding  plaintiff  's  property. 
December  18,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  28,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
January  11,  1895,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
January  25,  1895,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 
January  30,  1895,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 
February  4,  1895,  demurrer  sustained. 
February  7,  1895,  amended  complaint  received. 
February  16,  1895,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 
March  12,  1895,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  overruled. 
March  28,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

April,  1895,  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  portions  of  answer  received. 
April  12,  1895,  motion  to  strike  out  parts  of  answer  denied. 
September  16,  17,  18,  23,  24,  1895,  cause  tried;  motion  for  non-suit  argued. 
September  24,  1895,  non-suit  granted. 

September  26,  1895,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 
October  1,  1895,  received  notice  of  motion  to  re-tax  costs. 
November  22,  1895,  received  notice  of  appeal. 
March  3,  1896,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 
March  11,  1896,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 
June  12,  1896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 
June  23,  1896,  appellant's  reply  brief  received. 
August  25,  1896,  cause  argued  and  submitted  in  Supreme  Court. 
January  25,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant  affirmed. 
R.  7— P.  61. 


John  J.  Conlin  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors  et  als. — No.  51,344.    f 

Rogers  &  Paterson,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  the  payment  of  $61,577  and  inter- 
est, under  a  certain  Act  of  1895. 

June  20,  1895,  received  petition  for  writ  and  order  to  show  cause. 

June  24,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed;  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  317 

July  2,  1895,  demurrer  sustained. 

August  28,  1895,  judgment  for  defendants  entered. 

August  30,  1895,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

September  18,  1895,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

October  28,  1895,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

December  10,  1895,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 

December  31,  1895,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

January  30,  1896,  received  appellant's  reply  brief. 

February  20,  1896,  cause  argued  and  submitted  in  Supreme  Court. 

October  3,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant  affirmed;  rehearing  denied. 

R.  7— P.  99. 


Home  for  the  Care  of   the  Inebriate  vs.  The  City  and  County  of   San  Fran- 
cisco-No. 51,909. 

Sawyer  &  Burnett,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  quiet  title  to  certain  lot  of  land  situate  on  Tenth  avenue 
near  Point  Lobos  avenue. 

September  11,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  8,  1895,  received  copy  of  complaint  in  intervention  of  George  W. 
L  ewis. 

October  17,  1895,  served  and  filed  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  complaint 
in  intervention. 

October  28,  1895.  demurrer  to  complaint  in  intervention  served  and  filed. 

October  30,  1895,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

November  1895,  demurrer  to  complaint  in  intervention  sustained. 

November  15,  18  J5,  answer  to  plaintiff's  complaint  served  and  filed. 

January  20,  1896,  cause  tried;   submitted  on  briefs. 

February  1,  1896,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

February  17,  1896,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

February  28,  1896,  plaintiff's  brief  in  reply  received. 

March  13,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant  as  prayed  for  in  answer. 

March  30,  1896,  findings  filed. 

April  14,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

April  21,  1896,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

Mny  11,  1896,  appellant's  points  and  authorities  received. 

June  30,  1896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

July  15,  1896,  appellant's  reply  brief  received. 

R.  7-P.  107. 


Max  Goldsmith  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors  et  al. — No.  52,511. 

Mullany,  Grant  &  Gushing,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  allow  the  judgment 
demand  of  plaintiff,  said  judgment  being  for  goods,  wares,  etc.,  furnished 
during  the  fiscal  year  1892-3. 


318  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

October  14,  1895,  received  order  to  show  cauge,  petition  and  writ  of  man- 
date. 

October  23,  1895,  answer  to  alternative  writ  served  and  filed. 

October  23,  1895,  demurrer  to  answer  received. 

November  29,  1895,  demurrer  to  answer  overruled. 

December  13,  1895,  cause  tried;  judgment  for  defendants. 

December  26,  1895,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

December,  1896,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

March  18,  1896,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 

April  28,  1896,  respondent's  pointg  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

August  24,  1896,  cause  argued  and  submitted  in  Supreme  Court. 

November  20,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant  affirmed. 

R.  7— P.  115.  

Joseph  Livingston  et  al.  vs.  A.  C.  Widber,  Treasurer,  etc.— No.  52,829. 

E.  B.  &  G.  H.  Mastick,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defe  ndant  to  pay  out  of  Dupont 
Street  Fund  the  sum  of  $5,005,  upon  the  surrender  of  certain  coupons. 

November  4,  1895,  received  copy  of  petition;  papers  delivered  to  special 
counsel. 

November  25,  1895,  application  for  writ  of  mandate  granted. 

November  30,  1895,  notice  of  substitution  of  attorneys  tiled. 

November  30,  1895,  notice  of  appeal  served  and  filed. 

January  3,  1896,  transcript  on  appeal  served  and  filed. 

Appellant's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

February  7,  1896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  received. 

Cause  submitted. 

December  28,  1896,  judgment  affirmed. 

K.  7— P.  119.  

J.  S.  Reid  vs.  G.  C.  Groezinger,  Justice  of  Peace,  etc.  — No.  53,068. 

C.  W.  Reed,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  a  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  respondent  to  accept  certain  fees 
and  enter  judgment  in  a  matter  pending  before  him,  under  an  Act  of  the 
Legislature  of  1895. 

December  2,  1895,  received  copy  of  petition  and  writ  of  mandate. 

December  9,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

December  16,  1895,  ^demurrer  sustained;  action  dismissed. 

January  10,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

February  5,  1896,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

March  4,  1896,  appellant's  points  and  authorities  received. 

April  23,  i896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

May  25,  1896,  appellant's  reply, brief  received. 

August  24,  1896,  cause  argued  and  submitted  in  Supreme  Court. 

January  7,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant  affirmed. 

R.  7— P.  121. 


CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  619 

Henry  M.  Gore  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors  et  al. — No.  53,568. 

Messrs.  Mullany,  Grant  and  Gushing,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  a  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  grant  a  franchise 
to  plaintiff  for  the  removal  and  destruction  of  garbage  in  the  City  and 
County  of  San  Francisco. 

January  6,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ. 

January  20,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

January  22,  1896,  application  for  injunction  argued. 

January  24,  1896,  injunction  denied. 

Demurrer  of  Mayor  and  Board  of  Supervisors  sustained,  and  judgment  for 
said  defendants. 

Received  notice  of  appeal. 

R.  7— P.  125. 


Mutual  Electric  Light  Co.  vs.  Thomas  Ashworth,  Superintendent  of  Streets, 
etc.,  et  al.— No.  54,297. 

M.  M.  Estee,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendants  from  interfering  with  plaintiff  in  the  erection 
of  posts  and  connection  of  electric  light  wires  therewith,  in  the  block 
bounded  by  Kearny,  Geary,  Market  and  Grant  avenue. 

March  2,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint  and  restraining 
order;  affidavit  of  J.  Crowe  served. 

April  7,  1896,  affidavits  of  Cornwall,  Summerhayes  et  al.  in  reply  received, 

April  18,  1896,  plaintiff's  opening  brief  on  motion  for  an  injunction  re- 
ceived; defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

June  2,  1896,  injunction  denied;  restraining  order  vacated. 

June  4,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

June  16,  1896,  stipulated  that  defendants  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

June  22,  1896,  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

July  10,  1896,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 

August  28,  1896,  respondent's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

September  11,  1896,  appellant's  reply  brief  received. 

February  9,  1897,  cause  argued  and  submitted. 

R.  7-P.  129. 


In  re  Application  of  George  T.  Bohen  for  Habeas  Corpus. 

E.  S.  Pillsbury,  attorney  for  petitioner. 

Petition  for  writ  of  habeas  corpus  to  test  legality  of  imprisonment  of 
Georga  T.  Bohen,  convicted  of  violating  Order  2,950  of  Board  of  Super- 
visors, known  as  the  Cemetery  Ordinance. 

April,  1896,  received  copy  of  writ  and  petition. 

May  4,  1896,  application  for  writ  argued  and  submitted. 


320  CITY  AND    COUNTY   ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

Brief  of  people  filed. 

Brief  of  applicant  received. 

December  17,  1896,  petitioner  ordered  discharged  by  Supreme  Court. 

R.  7— P.  139. 


Frank  J.  French,  executor,  etc.,  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisc — 
No.  51,326. 

T.  M.  Osmont,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $2,500  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  the  grading  of 
Sanchez  street. 

July  8,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  23,  24,  1895,  demurrer  and  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  served  and 
filed. 

August  2,  1895,  demurrer  sustained,  notice  to  strike  out  dismissed. 

August  3,  1895,  notice  of  sustaining  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

April  20,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

April  24,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

April  20,  1897,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

R.  7— P.  102. 


John  H.  Moore  et  Ux.  vs.  The   City  and   County  of   San  Francisco— No. 
51,327. 

F.  J.  French  and  T.  M.  Osmont,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $2,500  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  the 
grading  of  Sanchez  street. 

July  8,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  23,  24,  1895,  demurrer  and  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  served  and 
filed. 

August  2,  1895,  demurrer  sustained;  motion  to  strike  out  dismissed. 

August  3,  1895,  notice  of  sustaining  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

April  20,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

April  24,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

April  20,  1897,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

R.  7— P.  103. 


Charles  Lampe  vs.    The  City    and   County   of   San  Francisco   et  al. — No. 
51,328. 

F.  J.  French  and  T.  M.  Osmont,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $1,000  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  the  grading  of 
Sanchez  street. 

July  8,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  23,  24,  1895,  demurrer  and  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  served  and 
filed. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  321 

August  2,  1895,  demurrer  sustained;  motion  to  strike  out  dismissed. 
August  3,  1895,  notice  of  sustaining  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  20,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 
April  24,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 
April  20,  1897,  received  notice  of  appeal. 
R.  7-P.  104. 


Margaret  Nichols  vs.  Board  of  Police  Pension  Fund  Commissioners— No. 
51,527. 

W.  M.  Madden,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  order  paid  to  plaintiff 
$1,000,  as  widow  of  Watson  Nichols,  deceased. 

July  10,  1895,  received  copy  of  affidavit  and  petition  for  writ  of  mandate. 

July  20,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  30,  1895,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

September  12,  1895,  defendant's  brief  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

October  22,  1895,  plaintiff's  brief  on  demurrer  received. 

February,  1896,  defendant's  brief  in  reply  served  and  filed. 

March  3,  1896,  demurrer  sustained. 

March  5,  1896,  notice  of  sustaining  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

April  21,  1896.  judgment  for  defendants. 

April  25,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

August  20,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

R.  7— P.  105. 


Catherine  Slevin  vs.    Board  of  Police  Pension  Fund  Commissioners — No. 
54,673. 

W.  W.  Foote,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  audit  and  allow 
plaintiff's  demand  for  $1,000,  as  insurance  upon  the  lifa  of  her  husband. 

March  31,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ. 

April  9,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

May  22,  1896,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

June  30,  1896,  judgment  for  plaintiff. 

November  28,  1896,  received  notice  of  decision  and  entry  of  judgment. 

January  9,  1897,  notice  of  appeal  served  and  filed. 

January  12,  1897,  order  dispensing  with  undertaking  on  appeal  served  and 
filed. 

February  13,  1897,  transcript  on  appeal  served  and  filed. 

March  13,  1897,  appellant's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

May  26,  1897,  respondent's  brief  received. 

R.  7— P.  134. 

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322  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT. 

In  the  matter  of  the  application  of  George  C.  Gould  for  a  writ  of  review 
directed  to  Board  of  Supervisors — No.  57,107. 

Wood  and  Levinsky,  attorneys  for  applicant. 

Petition  for  writ  of  review  to  annul  the  proceedings  of  the  Board  in  the 
matter  of  the  awarding  of  a  telephone  franchise  to  the  Peoples'  Mutual  Tele- 
phone Company. 

November  2,  1896,  received  copy  of  affidvait  and  petition  for  writ. 

November,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed;  demurrer  submitted  in  briefs; 
received  petitioner's  brief;  respondent's  brief  served  and  filed. 

December  30,  1896,  demurrer  sustained. 

January  8,  1897,  judgment  for  respondents  entered. 

January  18,  1897,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

March  6,  1897,  received  notice  of  appeal;  received  transcript  on  appeal. 

May  12,  1897,  received  appellant's  points  and  authorities. 

R.  7— P.  185. 


J.  C.  Corbett  etal.  vs.  A.  C.  Widbur,  Treasurer,  etc.— No.  37,372. 

Hav  en  &  Haven,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  a  writ  of  mandate  compelling  respondents  to  pay  to  plain- 
tiffs the  sum  of  $40.05  for  rebate  on  personal  property  taxes  paid  by  appli- 
cants' assignees  for  the  fiscal  year  1896-7. 

December  11,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ. 

December  21,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

December  23,  1896,  demurrer  to  second  defense  of  answer  received. 

December  24,  1896,  demurrer  to  second  defense  sustained. 

December  28,  1896,  cause  tried,  peremptory  writ  ordered  issued. 

December  31,  1896,  judgment  ordered  entered  for  plaintiffs. 

January  6,  1897,  notice  of  appeal  served  and  filed. 

January  7,  1897,  order  dispensing  with  undertaking  on  appeal  served  and 
filed. 

January  18,  1897,  transcript  on  appeal  served  and  filed. 

March  6,  1897,  appellant's  points  and  authorities  served  and  filed.  Res- 
pondents' brief  received. 

April  21,  1897,  appellant's  reply  brief  served  and  filed. 

K.  7— P.  202. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       323 
SCHEDULE 

OF   CASES   AND    MATTERS   PENDING    IN    THE     SUPERIOR     COURT    OF   THE    CITY   AND 
COUNTY   OF   SAN   FRANCISCO. 


Eugene  Lies  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  23,849.     Late 
12th  District  Court. 

R.  R.  Provines,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Suit  for  $8,080.02  on  Montgomery  Avenue   warrants. 
January  17,  1879,  complaint  filed. 
January  19,  1880,  received  copy  of  complaint. 
February  2,  1880,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
February  14,  1880,  demurrer  overruled. 
March  7,  1880,  answer  served  and  filed. 

August  24,  1880,  served  and  filed  notice  of  motion  to  file  amended  answer. 
September  1,  1880,  motion  to  file  amended  answer  granted. 
December  30,  1892,  stipulated  that  plaintiff  file  an  amended  complaint  and 
that  cause  be  set  for  trial. 
R.  4— P.  54. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Amanda  M.  Rice,  executrix  of  the 
will  of  Henry  R.  Reed,  et  al.— No.  12,736.    Late  12th  District  Court. 

E.  A.  Lawrence,  Esq.,  attorney  for  defendants. 

Ejectment  for  City  Slip  Lot  No.  92. 

April  15,  1866,  complaint  filed. 

October  4,  1882,  cause  retried;  judgment  for  plaintiff. 

December  21,  1893,  new  trial  granted.      Ready  for  trial. 

K.  4_P.  451. 


George  C.  Arnold  vs.  The  City  and  County   of   San  Francisco— No.  22.08& 
Late  12th  District  Court. 

Eugene  N.  Deuprey,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  for  $2,000  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by  destruction  of 
property  by  a  mob  or  riot  in  July,  1877. 
August  30,  1878,  complaint  filed. 
September  5,  1878,  answer  filed. 
Off  calendar,  to  be  restored  on  five  days'  notice. 
R.  3— P.  284. 


324       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  The  Spring  Valley  Water  Works. — 
No.  6,238.     Late  Third  District  Court. 

C.  N.  Fox,  Esq.,  attorney  for  defendant. 

Suit  to  obtain  a  decree  setting  aside  Outside  Land  grant  to  the  Loboa 
creek  property,  and  that  the  property  be  declared  to  be  dedicated  to  the  ^ae 
of  the  plaintiffs  forever  for  the  purpose  of  public  water  works. 

September  10,  1877,  complaint  filed. 

August  18,  1879,  answer  filed. 

Off  calendar;  thirty  days'  notice. 

R.  3— P.  237. 


Lydia  A.  Baldwin  et  al.  vs.  J.  M.  Goewey  et  al.— No.  22,606.     Late  Twelfth 
District  Court. 

Winans  and  Belknap,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  in  ejectment  to  recover  land  commencing  on  east  line  of  Van  Ness 
avenue  120  feet  north  from  northeast  corner  Van  Ness  avenue  and  Fell  street, 
thence  north  17  feet  6  inches,  east  100  feet,  south  17  feet  6  inches,  west  100 
feet  (property  known  as  Linden  street). 

September  14,  1881,  city  and  county  filed  complaint  of  intervention  to 
erjoin  plaintiff  from  asserting  any  title,  etc.,  to  same,  and  to  have  same 
adjudged  to  be  a  public  street. 

April  9,  1883,  received  plaintiff's  answer  to  complaint  of  intervention. 
R.      4— P.  202-203. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  The  Spring  Valley  Water  Works 
and  Joseph  Lawlor— No.  1,230.     Late  19th  District  Court. 

Wilson  and  Wilson,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

Action  in  ejectment  to  recover  part  of  Franklin  Park,  and  for  $10,000 
damages  for  withholding  same,  and  for  $15,000  damages  for  loss  of  rents 
and  profits. 

April  17,  1873,  action  commenced. 

July  2,  1873,  answer  of  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  filed. 

July  8,  1873,  judgment  for  plaintiff  against  Spring  Valley  Water  Works 
without  costs  or  damages. 

July  22,  1873,  demurrer  of  defendant,  Joseph  Lawlor,  filed. 

March  31,  1873,  demurrer  of  Joseph  Lawlor  overruled. 

September  18,  1876,  answer  of  Joseph  Lawlor  filed. 

R.  4— P.  445. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Joseph  Lawlor — No.  1,229.     Late 
19th  District  Court. 

No  attorney  of  record  for  defendant. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       325 

Action  in  ejectment  to  recover  part  of  Franklin  Park,  and  for  $1,500 
damages  for  the  withholding  thereof,  and  for  $5,000,  value  of  rent  and 
profits. 

April  17,  1873,  complaint  filed. 

R.  2— P.  319. 


Henry  Pierce  vs.  John  Hagan,  Superintendent  of  Public  Streets,  etc. — No. 
5,351.     Late  19th  District  Court. 

Van  Dyke  and  Wells,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  to  enjoin  defendant  from  entering  on  plaintiff's  property  on  northwest 
corner  of  Pine  and  Stockton  streets. 
October  16,  1877,  complaint  filed. 
November  13,  1877,  answer  filed. 

August  10,  1883,  to  be  placed  on  calendar  on  ten  days'  notice  for  trial. 
R.  3— P.  245. 


George  F.  Sharp  vs.  William  Ford,  Tax  Collector— No.    5,052.     Late  19th 
District  Court. 

W.  H.  Sharp,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  to  obtain  a  decree  that  the  Montgomery  avenue  assessment  is  invalid, 
and  that  the  plaintiff  recover  $3,128,  with  interest,  for  moneys  paid  under 
protest. 

June  21,  1877,  complaint  filed. 

August  6,  1877,  answer  filed, 

March  28,  1883,  ordered  off  calendar. 


George  F.  Sharp  vs.  William    Ford,    Tax  Collector— No.  5,080.     Late  19th 
District  Court. 

W.  H.  Sharp,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

To   recover  $3,128.77,  and  interest,   for  moneys  paid  under  protest  by 
plaintiff  and  his  assignors,  on  the  Montgomery  avenue  assessment. 
June  30,  1887,  complaint  filed. 
August  6,  1887,  answer  filed. 
April  1,  1888,  ordered  off  calendar. 
R.  3_P.  228. 

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Frank  Quale— No.  10,676.     Late 
15th  District  Court. 

Theodore  H.  Hittell,  Esq.,  attorney  for  defendant. 

Ejectment  for  Western  Addition  lot  situated  on  south  side  of  McAllister 
street  between  Polk  and  Van  Ness  avenue;  also  damages  for  use  and  occu- 
pation. 

Complaint  filed  July  <2'2,  1878. 

January  5,  1885,  Craig  &  Meredith  employed  as  special  counsel. 


326        CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

R.  S.  Randall   vs.  The   City  and   County   of   San   Francisco— No.  22,751. 
Late  4th  District  Court. 

W.  H.  Tompkins,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  for  $5,000  damages,  for  withholding  plaintiff's  premises  on  Union 
street,  and  for  $50  per  month  from  January,  1879. 
Summons  served  February  2,  1881. 
To  be  answered  on  ten  days'  notice.     B.  4— P.  189. 


The  Spring  Valley  Water  Works  vs.  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco- 
No.  10,046.     Late  15th  District  Court. 

C.  N.  Fox,  Esq-^attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  to  quiet  title  to  what  is  known  as  the  Lobos  Creek  property. 

April  26,  1877,  complaint  filed. 

June  18,  1877,  answer  filed. 

June  26,  1877,  received  copy  of  demurrer  to  answer. 

September,  1881,  cause  assigned  to  Department  6. 

R.  3 -P.  222. 


P.  J.  Cantin  and  Caroline  T.  Everett,  Executrix  and  Trustee  of  A.  Everett, 
deceased,  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  23,113.  Late 
4th  District  Court. 

W.  H.  Sharp,  plaintiff's  attorney. 

Action  to  recover  $20,000  damages  claimed  to  have  been  incurred  by  im- 
proper construction  of  sewers,  whereby  large  quantities  of  water  were  caused 
to  flow  upon  premises  in  Mission  Addition. 

Complaint  filed  June  5,  1879. 

Answer  filed  November  22,  1879. 

R.  4— P.  27. 


Patrick  Donahue  vs.  John  Hagan,  Superintendent  of  Streets,  etc. — No.  21,821. 
Late  4th  District  Court. 

Jarboe  &  Harrison,  plaintiff's  attorneys. 

Complaint  filed  December  21,  1877. 

Suit  for  $6,000  damages  sustained  by  defendant's  acts  in  tearing  down  and 
destroying  certain  fences  on  a  lot  in  Mission  Block  No.  21,  which  is  claimed 
by  the  Board  of  Education. 

Answer  served  July  25,  1878. 

R.  3— P.  267. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  David  F.  McCarty— No.  3,650. 
Late  3d  District  Court. 

Wilson  and  Wilson,  attorneys  for  defendant. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       327 

Suit  for  $22,906.50,  moneys  had  and  received  by  defendant  in  his  official 
capacity  as  Clerk  of  the  Police  Judge's  Court,  and  converted  to  his  own  use, 
with  interest  from  January  11,  1875. 

June  14,  1875,  complaint  filed. 

March  30,  1876,  answer  filed. 

R.  3— P.  155. 


Edward  Martin  vs.  The   City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.   17,813. 
Late  4th  District  Court. 

Winans  &  Belknap,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  a  lot  on  northeast  corner  O'Farrell  and  Scott  streets, 
portion  of  Hamilton  Square. 
February  23,  1872,  complaint  filed. 
November  3,  1873,  answer  filed. 

December  1,  1875,  motion  to  transfer  cause  to  U.  S.  Circuit  Court. 
October  12,  1886,  cause  remanded  from  U.  S.  Court. 
R.  2— P.  110. 


The  City  and  County  of   San  Francisco  vs.  R.  H.  Sinton,  License  Collector, 
etc.— No.  306. 

William  M.  Pierson,  Esq.,  defendant's  attorney. 

Complaint  filed  February  9,  1880. 

Suit  for  $840,  collected  by  defendant  between  January  1,  1878,  and  Janu- 
ary 1,  1880,  and  not  paid  into  the  City  and  County  Treasury  as  required  by 
law. 

February  11,  1880,  answer  served  and  filed. 

February  13,  1880,  complaint  of  intervention  filed. 

May  31,  1881,  defendant's  answer  to  complaint  of  intervention  received. 

R.  4— P.  56. 


The  Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San 
Francisco  et  al.— No.  1,688. 

Tobin  and  Tobin,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Suit  for  $1,500,  and  to  forecloss  mortgage  executed  by  Peter  and  Elizabeth 
McCann. 

July  14,  1880,  complaint  filed. 
January  31,  1881,  answer  filed. 
R.  4— P.  98. 


United  Land  Association  et  al.  vs.  Willows  Land  Association  et  al. — No. 
2,622. 

D.  K.  Tripp,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff;  Harmon  and  Galpin,  of  counsel. 


328       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT. 

Action  in  ejectment  to  recover  lands  adjacent  to  Mission  Creek,  and  for 
rents,  etc. 

Complaint  filed  November  1,  1880. 

September  10,  1892,  answered  and  filed.     R.  4— P.  214. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  William  Doolan,  Administrator  of 
Alexander  Austin,  deceased,  Fred  MacCrellish  et  al. — No.  3,173. 

January  6,  1881,  complaint  filed. 

Suit  for  $50,000  on  official  bond,  dated  September  26,  1870,  for  money 
received  by  said  Austin  as  Tax  Collector,  as  taxes  under  protest,  which  were 
not  paid  over  by  him  to  the  city. 

Pending  on  demurrer  as  to  some  defendants,  sustained  as  to  others. 

November  30,  1886,  in  accordance  with  resolution  of  Board  of  Supervisors 
dismissed  action  in  "Superior  Court  and  appeal  in  Supreme  Court  as  to  defend- 
ant Maurice  Dore. 

November  21,  1888,  dismissed  certain  property  by  stipulation. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  William  Doolan,  Administrator  of 
Alexander  Austin,  deceased,  Donald  McLennan  et  al. — No.  3,180. 

Joseph  M.  Nougues,  Esq.,  attorney  for  defendants  Dore,  Cobb  and 
Kaeding. 

Suit  for  $60,000  on  official  bond  dated  November  20,  1868,  for  moneys 
received  by  said  Austin  as  Tax  Collector,  as  taxes  under  protest,  which  were 
not  paid  over  by  him  to  the  city. 

January  6,  1881,  complaint  filed. 

Not  at  issue  as  to  all  the  defendants. 

The  time  for  the  others  to  answer  has  been  extended,  pending  the  decision 
in  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Hey  man  et  al.,  in  which  the 
Supreme  Court  on  October  23,  1886,  sustained  the  decision  of  the  lower 
Court. 

November  17,  1888,  on  application  of  defendant  Abell,  action  dismissed 
by  consent  as  to  certain  real  estate. 

September  16.  1891,  stipulated  that  the  action  be  dismissed  as  to  Jno. 
Center. 

B.  4— Pp.  107,  473,  475  and  476. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Thos.  B.  Howard  et  al.— No.  3,461. 

February  5,  1881,  complaint  filed. 

Suit  for  $3,500,  money  paid  by  plaintiff  to  abate  nuisance  existing  on  de- 
fendants' property. 
February  16,  1881,  lis  pendens  filed. 

April  17,  1891,  default  of  defendant,  T.  B.  Howard,  entered. 
B.  4— Pp.110  and  431. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  329 

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Henry  F.  Holmes  et  al. — No. 

G,782. 

Pillsbury  and  Titus,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

Action  to  recover  $1,144  upon  a  bond  of  $1,150,  executed  by  defendant 
November  15,  1880,  for  the  faithful  performance  by  Albert  R,  Owens  of  his 
contract,  dated  November  15,  1880,  to  furnish  lime  for  construction  of  New 
City  Hall,  Owens  having  failed  to  furnish  the  lime. 

April  15,  1882,  action  commenced. 

May  20,  1882,  demurrer  filed. 

August  8,  1882,  amended  complaint  filed. 

August  18,  1882,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  filed. 

March  20,  1883,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  sustained. 

April  18,  1883,  second  amended  complaint  filed. 

October  17,  1883,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  filed. 

R.  4-P.  228. 


P.  McAran  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  Francisco— No.  9,369. 

P.  McAran,  Esq.,  attorney  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,032.86,  with  interest  from  October  4,  1882, 
being  money  deposited  with  the  Tax  Collector  to  meet  certain  outside  land 
assessments. 

April  17,  1884,  complaint  tiled. 

April  28,  1884,  demurrer  filed. 

January  6,  1886,  stipulated  that  the  hearing  of  the  demurrer  be  postponed, 
until  five  (5)  days'  notice. 

R.  4— P.  301. 


The  Central  Land  Improvement  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San 
Francisco— No.  12,153. 

L.  B.  and  L.  Mizner,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
April  17,  1884,  complaint  filed. 

Action  brought  to  quiet  title  to  certain  property  bounded  by  Fifth,  Chan- 
nel, Hudson  and  Irwin  streets. 

May  26,  1884,  answer  served  and  filed. 
March  18,  1889,  cause  off  calendar. 
R.  4— P.  302. 


John  J.  Brady  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  13,944. 

D.  H.  Whittemore,  Esq.,  and  William  M.  Pierson,  Esq.,  attorneys  for 
plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,119.86,  with  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on 
certain  street  assessments,  numbers  153  and  458,  under  Act  of  April  4,  1870. 

December  14,  1885,  complaint  filed,  summons  served. 


330  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

January  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

August  28,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

August  29,  1896,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

R.  5— P.  68. 


Charles  A.  Bayly  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  13,945. 

D.  H.  Whittemore,  Esq.,  and  Wm.  M.  Pierson,  Esq.,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,222.28,  with  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on 
street  assessments  Nos.  196  and  348,  under  Act  of  April  4,  1870. 
December  14,  1885,  complaint  filed. 
January  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 
R.  5— P.  69. 


Theobald  Mauch,  Administrator  of  the  estate  of   A.  Himmelmann,  deceased, 
vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  13,948. 

D.  H.  Whittemore,  Esq.,  and  Wm.  M.  Pierson,  Esq.,  attorneys  for  plain- 
tiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $3,018.48,  with  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on 
street  assessments  Nos.  58,  66,  100,  147,  295,  296,  367  and  448,  under  Act  of 
April  4,  1870. 

December  14,  1885,  complaint  filed. 

January  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

R.  5— P.  70. 


E.  F.  Ohm  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  13,977. 

D.  H.  Whittemore,  Esq.,  and  Wm.  M.  Pierson,  Esq.,  attorneys  for 
plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $978.94,  with  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on 
street  assessment  No.  120,  under  Act  of  April  4,  1870. 

December  14,  1885,  complaint  filed. 

January  15,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

R.  5— P.  67. 


John  L.  Love  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  13,991. 

James  A.  Waymire,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $25,000,  for  legal  services  rendered  by  plain- 
tiff, under  contract  with  the  defendant  in  litigation  regarding  assessments  of 
property. 

December  20,  1884,  commenced. 

December  29,  1884,  answer  filed. 

Craig  and  Meredith  employed  as  special  counsel. 

R.  4— P.  347. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  331 

Catharine  O'Connor  vs.  John  W.  Allyne  et  al.— No.  14,034. 

James  F.  Smith,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $20,630  damages,  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by  de- 
fendant by  falling  through  a  hole  in  the  sidewalk  in  Emmet  Place. 

December  17,  1885,  received  copy  of  summons  served  on  defendant  John 
Shirley  (ex-Supervisor). 

May  20,  1886,  stipulation  made  giving  defendant  Shirley  until  twenty  days 
after  notice  to  plead. 

R.  5— P.  91. 


Daniel  McDevitt  vs.  Frank  M.   Pixley  et  al.,  as  Park  Commssioners,  Chief 
of  Police,  etc.— No.  14,596. 

Vincent  Neale,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff.  Alfred  Clarke,  Esq.,  attorney 
for  defendants  Crowley,  Alvord  and  Tobin. 

Action  to  recover  $5u,000  damages  alleged  to  have  incurred  by  reason  of 
destruction  of  defendant's  property  on  ocean  beach. 

March  13,  1885,  commenced. 

Now  pending  upon  answers  of  various  defendants  to  the  amended  com- 
plaint, and  ready  for  trial. 

April  11,  1887,  jury  demanded  by  plaintiff. 

February  17,  1888,  action  dismissed  as  to  defendants,  Crowley,  Hammond, 
Alvord  and  Tobin. 

R.  5— P.  12. 


Andrew  V.  Smith  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  15,377. 

McAllister  and  Bergin,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $10,000  damages  for  ouster  and  loss  of  rent. 

Commenced  June  22,  1885. 

July  21,  1885,  demurrer  filed. 

November  4,  1885,  demurrer  overruled. 

May  6,  1887,  answer  filed. 

March  14,  1888,  T.  J.  Clunie  employed  as  special  counsel. 

March  25,  1896,  received  notice  of  motion  to  set  cause  for  trial. 

R.  5— P.  20. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Daniel  Callaghan  et  al. — No. 
16,402. 

Lloyd  and  Wood,  attorneys  for  defendant  Callaghan  and  others;  various 
attorneys  for  many  other  defendants. 

Action  in  ejectment  to  recover  possession  of,  and  forever  quiet  title  to,  the 
gore  of  real  estate  known  as  the  Mission  Plaza. 

November  13,  1885,  filed  complaint. 


332       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

November  13, 1885,  to  January  26, 1886,  served  summons  on  seventy-three 
defendants. 

February  9,  1886,  orders  of  Court  gave  certain  defendants  to  March  15, 
1886,  to  plead. 

March  15,  1886,  demurrers  of  defendants  Callaghan  and  others  filed. 

April  13,  1886,  demurrers  overruled. 

May  17,  1886,  answer  of  defendants  represented  by  Lloyd  and  Wood  filed. 

Mayo  to  25,  1886,  served  summons  on  twenty- six  defendants. 

May  15,  1876,  answer  of  J.  M.  Wood  filed. 

May  17,  1886,  answer  of  Wm.  Brooks  filed. 

May  22,  1886,  demurrer  of  Bank  of  California  filed. 

July  23,  1886,  demurrer  of  Bank  of  California  overruled. 

October  23,  1886,  disclaim  of  Bank  of  California  filed. 

October  10,  1888,  evidence  and  stipulation  filed. 

At  issue. 

Flournoy  and  Mhoon  appointed  special  counsel  by  order  of  Board  of  Su- 
pervisors, April,  1887.  R.  5— P.  64. 


Sol.  Lewis  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Franccisc— No.  16,513. 

Rosenbaum  and  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  judgment  for  $1,050,  alleged  to  be  due  and  unpaid  upon 
certain  "Dupont-street  bonds"  issued  under  Act  of  the  Legislature,  approved 
March  23,  1876. 

December  12,  1885,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  19,  1886,  stipulation  made  giving  defendant  until  ten  days  after 
written  notice  to  plead.  R.  5 — P.  71. 


I.  C.  Moore  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  16,610. 

Rosenbaum  and  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $315,  alleged  to  be  due  and 
unpaid  upon  certain  "Dupont-street  bonds"  issued  under  Act  of  the  Legis- 
lature, approved  March  27,  1876. 

January  5,  1886,  complaint  filed. 

February  13,  1886,  stipulation  made  extending  time  to  plead  until  ten  days 
after  notice.  R.  5— P.  73. 


C.  Leek  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  17',872. 

Wm.  M.  Pierson,  Esq.  and  W.  H.  Sears,  Esq.,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  .$650.64:,  with  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on  street  assess- 
ments numbers  179,  180  and  217,  under  act  of  Aprii;4,  1870. 
June  11,  1886,  complaint  filed;  summons  served. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  333 

July  9,  1886,  stipulation  giving   defendant  until  20   days  after  notice  to 
plead. 

Henry  E.  Highton,  special  counsel.     R.  5 — P.  89. 


Emma  Joseph  vs  William  Kreling — No.  22.710. 

Action  to  restrain   defendant   from   offering  to  sell   certain    property  for 
unpaid  taxes  on  account  of  Dupont  street  widening. 
June  1,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 
June  15,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  5— P.  202. 


L.  G.  Bingham  et  al.  vs.  William  Kreling— No.  22,706. 

June  1,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 
Same  as  above. 

June  15,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  5— P.  204. 


Harriet  E.  Johnson  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  19,399. 

W.  H.  Bodfish,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $2,030,  for  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  in  the 
grading  of  Montgomery  avenue. 

January  14,  1887,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

November  15,  1887,  answer  filed. 

April  23,  1888,  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  part  of  answer  filed.  De- 
murrer to  answer  filed. 

December  14,  1888,  motion  to  strike  out  denied.  Demurrer  to  answer 
overruled. 

R.  5— P.  123. 


Albert  Meyer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  19,356. 

Rosenbaum  and  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the   sum   of   $10,605,  alleged  to   be  due   upon  interest 
coupons  attached  to  bonds  of  Dupont  street  widening. 

January  14,  1887,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

Time  to  plead,  20  days  after  notice. 

R.  5— P.  122. 


Vernon  Campbell  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  20,601. 

J.  F.  Cowdery,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $35,  and  interest  on  each  of  sixteen 
coupons  held  by  plaintiff  and  known  as  coupons  of  Dupont  Street  Bonds. 


334  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

January  5,  1889,  summons  of  complaint  received. 

January  9,  1889,  stipulated  defendants  have  one  hundred  and  twenty  days 
after  notice  to  plead. 
R.  6— P.  2c 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  L.  Gottig  et  al.— No.  19,110. 

Pillsbury  and  Blanding,  Sharp  and  Sharp,  Tobin  and  Tobin,  attorneys  for 
defendants. 

Action  to  obtain  judgment  to  parcel  of  land  bounded  by  Waller,  Steiner, 
Ridley  and  Scott  streets,  designed  as  a  Hospital  lot. 

November  24,  1886,  filed  complaint  and  summons  issued. 

Action  dismissed  as  to  defendant  German  Savings  and  Loan  Society. 

R.  5— P-  112. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  John  Center  et  al. — No.  19,136. 

Stanly,  Stoney  and  Hayes,  Pillsbury  aui  Blandiug,  Louis  T.  Haggin, 
Esqs.,  Mastick,  Belcher  and  Mastick,  Sharp  and  Sharp,  Gunnisonand  Booth, 
etc.,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

Action  to  recover  tract  of  land  formerly  known  as  Mission  Creek,  lying 
between  Ninth  and  Eighteenth  streets. 

November  27,  1886,  filed  complaint;  summons  issued. 

Disclaimer  of  certain  defendants  filed. 

Answer  of  certain  defendants  filed. 

January  3,  1894,  on  trial.  Defendants'  motion  for  non-suit;  motion  for 
non-suit  denied. 

R,  5— P.  113. 


The  San  Francisco  Gas  Light  Company   vs.  The  City  and  County  of   San 
Francisco— No.  19,304. 

Garber,  Thornton  and  Bishop,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  judgment  for  $33,534.07,  alleged  to  be  due  for  gas  light 
furnished,  etc. 

December  23,  1886,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
Papers  delivered  to  Flournoy  and  Mhoon,  special  counsel. 
May  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  5— P.  117. 


D.  W.  C.  Gaskill  vs.  W.  M.  Wade  et  al.— No.  20,877. 

M.  G.  Cobb,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

R.  Percy  Wright,  attorney  for  Wm.  M.  Wade. 

Action  to  obtain  a  decree  declaring  void  certain  street  assessments  upon 
specified  lands  for  grading  Kentucky  street  and  Railroad  avenue,  and  to  en- 
join the  Superintendent  of  Streets  from  giving  deeds  therefor. 


^^  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPOET.       335 

August  16,  1887,  received  copy  of  summons. 

September  21,  1889,  demurrers   of   Patterson,  Ashworth,  Wade,  and   San 
Francisco  Bridge  Co.  filed. 
R.  s_p.  us. 

James  E.  Damon  vs.  M.  Ryan  et  al.— No.  20,882. 
Same  attorney,  and  same  as  above. 
December  13,  1889,  demurrer  overruled. 
R.  5— P.  144. 

James  E.  Damon  vs.  H.  Levy  et  al— No.  20,883. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5 — P.  145. 


D.  W.  C.  Gaskill  vs.  George  Gonzenes  et  al.— No.  20,789. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  146. 


James  E.  Damon  vs.  M.  McCann  et  al.— No.  20,875. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  147. 


James  E.  Damon  vs.  M.  J.  Mertens  et  al.— No.  26,880. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5 — P.  148. 


James  E.  Damon  vs.  John  McMullen  et  al.— No.  20,861. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  149. 


D.  W.  C.  Gaskill  vs.  J.  R.  Mogan  et  al.— No.  20,886. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5 -P.  151. 


D.  W.  C.  Gaskill  vs.  M.  J.  Mertens  et  al.— No.  20,871. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  152. 


Isadore  Burns  vs.  M.  J.  Mertens  et  al.— No.  20,889. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5 — P.  153. 


Mary  E.  Lyle  vs.  John  McMullen  et  al.— No.  20,878. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5 — P.  154. 


336  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT 

James  R.  Burke  \s.  Mrs.  J.  Cabanot  et  al.— No.  20,888. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  155. 


T.  A.  Lord  vs.  M.  J.  Mertens  et  al.— No.  20,885. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  156. 


J.  G.  Wickersham  vs.  M.  J.  Mertens  et  al.— No.  20,891. 
Same  as  above.    R.  5— P.  157. 


M.  H.  Boothby  vs.  San  Francisco  Bridge  Company  et  al. — No.  20,964. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  158. 


Fanny  Arnheim  vs.  John  McMullen  et  al. — No.  20,963. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  159. 


D.  W.  C.  Gaskill  vs.  John  McMullen  et  al.— No.  20,872. 
Same  as  above.     R.  5— P.  150. 


Richard  D.  Mowry  vs.  The  City  and  County  of   San  Francisco— No.  21,401. 

Stetson  and  Houghlon,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $800   for   damages  for    removing   rock   and  earth  on 
Geneva  avenue  and  Howth  street. 

October  13,  1887,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
November  14,  1887,  answer  filed. 
September  12,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 
R.  5.— P.  180. 


Annie  McMahon  vs.  The  City  and  County  of   San  Francisco—  No.  21,729. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action   to  recover  $1,200   damages,  alleged   to   have   been  sustained   by 
choking  up  sewer  in  Gilbert  street,  corner  Bryant  street. 
January  28,  3888,  summons  and  complaint  filed. 
March  24,  1888,  answer  filed. 
February  15,  1893,  cause  off  calendar.     R.  5— P.  186. 


H.  E.  Scheeline  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  21,948. 
Rosenbaum  and  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  337 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $840  on  coupons  due  on  Dupont  street  bonds. 

December  31,  1887,  summons  and  complaint  filed. 

January  10,  1888,  time  to  plead  and  twenty  (20)  days'  notice. 

R.  5— P.  185. 


Charles  Main  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  21,972. 

Gunnison  &  Booth,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $14,875,  alleged  to  be  due  on 
coupons  held  by  plaintiff  on  bonds  known  as  Dupont  street  bonds. 

December  31,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  served. 

January  9,  1889,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  twenty  days  after  notice 
to  plead. 

R.  6— P.  1. 


Michael  Conniff  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  22,831. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $3,000  for  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained  by 
the  grade  of  Montgomery  avenue,  between  Chestnut  and  Bay  streets. 
May  7,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  served. 
June  18,  1888,  answer  filed. 
March  4,  5,  1896,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 
March  5,  1896,  verdict  for  plaintiff  for  $600. 
March  10,  1896,  received  copy  of  plaintiff's  cost  bill. 
June  4,  1897,  costs  relaxed  at  $153. 
Pending  on  motion  for  a  new  trial. 
R.  5— P.  212. 


F.  L.  Turpin  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  23,037. 

Dorn  and  Dorn,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $12,382,  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  wrongful  possession  of  property  known  as  the  Central  House, 
owing  to  the  appearing  of  smallpox  among  the  lodgers. 

May  22,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  filed. 

June  30,  1888,  answer  filed. 

June  8,  1895,  notice  of  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  served  and  filed. 

December,  1895,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  submitted. 

January  2,  1896,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

January  7,  1896,  defendant's  brief  filed. 

April  21, 1896,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  denied;  plaintiff  allowed 
ten  days  to  amend  complaint. 

September  4,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

September  7,  1896,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  decision  served  and  filed. 

R.  5— P.  214. 


338  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

Charles  Schmidt  vs.  B.  Joost  et  al.— No.  23,132. 

Moses  G.  Cobb,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  a  decree  to  set  aside  assessment  for  grading  Kentucky 
street  and  Railroad  avenue,  and  to  enjoin  the  Superintendent  of  Streets 
from  giving  deeds  therefor. 

June  6,  1888,  summons  filed. 

September  21,  1889,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

October  4,  1889,  demurrer  off  calendar. 

R.  5— P.  215. 


George  W.  Howard  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  23,326. 

Henry  Thompson,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $4,410,  on  unpaid  coupons  of 
Dupont  street  bonds. 

June  25,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  served. 

July  6,  1888,  stipulation  made  giving  defendant  until  twenty  days  after 
notice  to  plead.  R.  5— P.  219. 


Albert  Meyer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  23,374. 

Rosenbaum  &  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,785,  alleged  to  be  due  upon  inter- 
est coupons  attached  to  Dupont  street  bonds. 

June  30,  1888,  received  copy  summons  and  complaint. 

July  10,  1888,  stipulated  defendant  have  twenty  days  after  notice  within 
which  to  plead.  R.  5— P.  221. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Peter  Johnson,  et  al. — No.  23,559. 

A.  F.  Morrison,  Esq.,  of  counsel  for  plaintiff. 
D.  L.  Smoot,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  condemn  certain  property  for  the  purpose  of  putting  in  sewer  on 
continuation  of  Potrero  avenue  to  Army  street. 
July  24,  1888,  complaint  filed. 

August  10,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  served  and  issued. 
August  20,  1888,  demurrer  filed  as  to  part  of  defendants. 
R.  5--P.  222. 


Henry  A.  Du  Bois  vs.  The  Board  of  Health  of  City  and  County  of  San  Fran- 
cisco—No. 23,816. 

P.  F.  Dunne  and  M.  H.  Wascerwitz,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  339 

Application  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendant  to  approve,  allow, 
audit  and  order  paid  the  sum  of  $276,  for  4,600  vaccine  points  alleged  to  have 
been  delivered  between  January  6  and  12,  1888. 

August  24,  1888,  received  copy  of  writ  of  mandate. 

September  8,  1888,  answer  filed. 

R     —P.  227. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  The  Police  Life  and  Health  Insurance  Board— No.  24,268. 
Alfred  Clarke,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $807.88,  alleged  to  be  due  plaintiff  as 
administrator  of  Joseph  Clark,  deceased,  by  virtue  of  Act  of  Legislature  to 
enable  the  Board  of  Supervisors  to  regulate  the  police  force. 

October  22,  1888,  summons  and  complaint  received. 

October  30,  1888,  demurrer  filed. 

May  2,  1889,  demurrer  overruled. 

September  17,  1889,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  5— P.  229. 


Benjamin  Curtaz  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien — No.  25,610. 
Charles  F.  Hanlon,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  restrain  defendant  and  his  successors  in  office  from 
offering  to  sell,  until  the  further  order  of  this  Court,  certain  property  for 
non-payment  of  taxes  on  account  of  the  widening  of  Dupont  street. 

March   27,   1889,  received   copy    restraining   order,  complaint   and   sum- 
mons. 

April  5,  1889,  demurrer  filed. 

April  5,  1889,  stipulated  that  hearing  of  demurrer  be  postponed  until  five 
days  after  the  decision  of  Lent  vs.  Tilson,  now  in  the  U.  S.  Supreme  Court. 

June  1,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

R.  6— P.  10. 


Matthaus  Schwaumm  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien — No.  25,615. 

Same  as  above. 

June  1,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 
June  8,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  11. 


James  Phelan  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,664. 

Charles  F.  Hanlon,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 
R.  6— P.  12. 


340  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

James  Phelan  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,665. 
Same  as  above. 

June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 
R.  6-P.  13. 


Bernard  Schweitzer  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien — No.  25,671. 
Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 

June  1,  1894,  judgment  dissolved. 
June  15,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  14. 


Isaac  Levy  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,672. 
Same  as  above. 

June  1,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 
June  15,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  15. 


B.  Ernst  Tittel  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,679. 
Ash  &  Matthews,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  16. 


The  Argonaut  Publishing  Co.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien — No.  25,748. 
Charles  F.  Hanlon,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  17.  

Catherine  Fahey  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,747. 
Same  as  above. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  l^. 


Daniel  E.  Easterbrook  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,754. 
Rosenbaum  &  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 
K.  6— P.  20. 

Anne  Byrne  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,775. 
Frank  J.  Fallen,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY   ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  341 

Same  as  above. 

June  8,  1891,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  23. 


Susan  McElroy  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,790. 

Charles  F.  Hanlon,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  same  as  above. 

June  15,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

R.  6— P.  24. 


Katherine  Adams  et  al.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  25,804. 

Thomas  F.  Barry,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  same  as  above. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  25. 


Jos.  Scheerer  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  25,798. 

Geo.  E.  Lawrence,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  judgment  for  $1,997.05,  with  interest  at  seven 
per  cent  per  annum  from  April  15,  1884,  in  favor  of  Paul  Friedhofer,  which 
judgment  is  claimed  to  remain  unpaid. 

April  12,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  14,  1890,  answer  served  and  filed. 

September  5,  1891,  submitted  on  briefs. 

March  20,  1893,  received  plaintiff's  brief. 

June  5,  1894,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  82. 


Jos.  Scheerer  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors  of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Fran- 
cisco—No. 25,803. 

Action  brought  for  a  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  the  defendants  to  pay  the 
above  sums,  etc. 

Same  attorney  and  same  action  as  above. 
Submitted  on  briefs. 

March  20,  1893,  received  plaintiff's  brief. 
June  5,  1894,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 
R.  6— P.  82. 


Aurelia  J.  L .  Spofford  vs .  The   City  and  County  of   San  Francisco — No. 
26,131. 

Reinstein  &  Eisner,  Esqs.,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 


342  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Action  to  quiet  plaintiff's  title  to  a  portion  of  block  138,  Western  Addition, 
known  as  Birch  avenue,  between  Franklin  and  Gough  streets. 
May  21,  1889,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  27,  1889,  answer  filed. 

July  24,  1889,  cause  tried  and  submitted  on  briefs. 
August  23,  1889,  submission  vacated. 
August  7,  1891,  off  calendar. 
R.  6— P.  35. 


Jacob  Schweitzer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  26,397. 

Lloyd  and  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $7,875,  alleged  to  be  due  upon  inter- 
est coupons  attached  to  Dupont-street  bonds. 
June  21,  1889,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
July  1,  1889,  served  and  filed  demurrer. 
July  26,  1889,  hearing  of  demurrer,  off  calendar. 
R.  6— P.  36. 


Bernard  Schweitzer  vs.  The  City  and  C3untyof  San  Francisco— No.  26,398. 

Same  attorneys  and  same  action  for  $11,480. 
R.  6— P.  37. 


Eugene  Mehler  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  28,183. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $3,780,  alleged  to  be  due  on  coupons 
of  Dupont  street  widening  bonds. 

January  4,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  14,  1890,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  20  days  after  notice  within 
which  to  plead. 

R.  6— P.  65.  

James  Phelan  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  28,953. 

Frank  J.  Sullivan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  enjoin  defendant  and  his  successors  in  office  perpetu- 
ally from  offering  to  sell  any  part  of  plaintiff's  property  for  non-payment  of 
taxes  on  account  of  the  widening  of  Dupont  street . 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

R.  6— P.  70. 

B.  Ernst  Tittel  vs.  Thos, O'Brien— No.  28,943. 

Ash  &  Mathews,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  73. 


CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  343 

N.  Graff  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  28,990. 

A.  Comte,  Jr.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  74. 


Wilhelmina  B.  Pitcher  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  28,991. 

A.  Comte,  Jr. ,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  74. 


Isaac  Levy  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,895. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  75. 


Matthews  Schwamm  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,026. 

Frank  J.  Fallen,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6-P.  75. 


Jacob  Schweitzer  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,096. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  76. 


Bernard  Schweitzer  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,097. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  77. 

J.  H.  Meese  et  al.  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,099. 

Garber,  Thornton  &  Bishop,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  77. 


344  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

Argonaut  Publishing  Co.  et  al.  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien — No.  29,049. 

Charles  F.  Haulon,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  78.  

Marion  Leaventritt  et  al.  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien — No.  29,111. 

Naphtaly,  Fiiedenrich  &  Aokerman,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  78. 


Frank  H.  Woods  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,150. 

Chas.  F.  Hanlon,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  79. 


Katherine  A.  Adam  et  al.  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,129, 

Thos.  F.  Barry,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Same. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  79. 


Daniel  E.  Easterbrook  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,068. 

Haven  &  Low,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Same.     R.  6— P.  83. 


Susan  McElroy  et  al.  vs.  Thos.  O'Brien— No.  29,173. 

Sullivan  &  Sullivan,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 

Same. 

June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

K.  6— P.  76. 


City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Mary  A.  Tobin— No.  29,331. 

,  attorney  for  defendant. 

April  30,  1890,  complaint  to  quiet  title  filed  and  summons  issued. 
June  17,  1890,  summons  served  on  defendant. 
R.  6— P.  86. 


United  Land  Association  vs.  Pacific  Improvement  Co.— No.  26,370. 
Action  brought  to  quiet  title. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   EEPOET.  345 

November  25,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons. 

August  13,  1892,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

September  10,  1892,  answer  served  and  filed.     E.  6— P.  98. 


William  Nicol  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  Sat?  Francisco— No.  30,147. 

A.  P.  Needles,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of   $1,000  for  damages  alleged  to  have 
been  sustained  by  the  overflow  of  a  sewer  on  Potrero  avenue. 
August  1,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
November  13,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  6— P.  95. 


A.  H.  Cohen  vs.  N.  W.  Spaulding  et  al.— No.  30,731. 

J.  C.  Bates,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $1,530.20,  the  sum 
alleged  to  be  due  plaintiff  upon  a  certain  street  assessment  warrant. 
October  13,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons. 
December  8,  answer  served  and  filed. 
E.  6— P.  97. 


William  L.  Murphy  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. 
30,285. 

A.  P.  Van  Duzer,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  $16,000  for   damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  improper  construction  of  sewer  on  Potrero  avenue. 
April  3,  1891,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  13,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
May  29,  demurrer  overruled. 
August  27,  answer  filed. 

September  22,  1893,  motion  to  file  amended  answer  granted. 
E,  6— P.  131. 


John  C.  Spencer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  30,796. 

Edgar  M.  Wilson,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  quiet  title. 

November  15,  1890,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  10,  1891,  answer  served  and  filed. 

June  29,  decree  entered  that  defendant  be  dismissed  with  its  costs. 

September  29,  1894,  received  statement  on  motion  for  new  trial. 

November,  1894,  statement  of  case  settled. 

January  4,  1895,  motion  for  new  trial  submitted. 

Motion  for  new  trial  granted. 

R.  6— P.  99. 


346  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT. 

B.  Earnest  Tittle  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  32,434. 

Ash  &  Matthews,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  perpetually  enjoin  defendant,  as  Tax  Collector,  from 
selling  land  of  plaintiff  for  non-payment  of  taxes  on  account  of  Dupont 
street  widening. 

March,  1891,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March,  1891,  received  copy  of  injunction  and  restraining  order. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

R.  6— P.  117. 


Max  Englander  vs.  James  Gilleran— No.  32,537. 

John  Desbeck,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  enjoin  defendant  from  depriving  plaintiff  of  the  enjoy- 
ment of  certain  premises. 

March  27,  1891,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  summons. 
March  27,  1891,  received  copy  of  restraining  order  and  order  to  show  cause. 
April  21,  1891,  answer  served  and  filed. 
April  26,  1892,  cause  submitted. 
R.  6— P.  121. 


George  E.  Bates  vs.  Andrew  J.  Angel  et  al.— No.  32,771. 

A.  C.  Freeman,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  obtain  judgment  for  partition  of  certain  property. 

Received  copy  of  summons. 

R.  6— P.  135.  

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Mary  Brenuan  et  al. — No.  33,172. 

Action  brought  to  foreclose  a  lien  of  $100,  for  abatement  of  a  nuisance. 
June  1,  1891,  complaint  filed  and  summons  issued. 
R.  6— P.  142. 

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  James  C.  Pennie,  as  administra- 
tor of  the  estate  of  M.  L.  J.  M.  Bensley,  et  al.— No.  33,27o. 

Action  brought  to  foreclose  a  lien  of  $50,  for  abatement  of  a  nuisance. 
June  11,  1891,  complaint  filed  and  summons  issued. 
R.  6— P.  145. 

Frank  H.  Woods  et  al.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  32,486.        f 

\ 
Charles  F.  Hanlon,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  restrain  the  defendant,  as  Tax  Collector,  from  selling 
property  of  plaintiff  for  non-payment  of  taxes  alleged  to  be  due  upon  Dupont 
street  widening. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPOKT.       347 

March  26,  1891,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  summons. 
March  26,  1891,  received  copy  of  injunction. 
June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 
R.  6— P.  79.  

James  Phelan  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  32,499. 

Frank  J.  Sullivan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

Same  as  above. 

K.  6— P.  70.  

Napoleon  Groff  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  32,539. 

A.  Comte,  Jr.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

Same  as  above. 

R.6— 124. 


Wilhelmina  B.  Pitschner  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien— No.  32,540. 

A.  Comte,  Jr.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

June  8,  1894,  injunction  dissolved  and  demurrer  sustained. 

Same  as  above. 

R.  6— P.  74.  

C.  B.  Mooney    vs.    The  Police   Life   and     Health   Insurance    Board — No. 
3,070. 

Alfred  Clarke,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $210.25,  alleged  to  be  due  for  salary  as  police 
officer. 

January  11,  1888,  judgment  for  plaintiff. 
Pending  appeal. 
R.  5— P.  206. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  James  Gilleran — No.  33,465. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  in  person. 

An  action  brought  to  obtain  an  injunction  restraining  the  defendant  from 
moving  fences  upon  plaintiff's  premises,  corner  of  Cassel  avenue  and  Douglas 
street. 

July  2,  1891,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  summons. 

August  3,  1891,  demurrer  filed. 

R.  6-P.  147. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al.— No.  33,721. 
Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


318  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

An  action  brought  to  condemn  a  tract  of  land  known  as  Lake  Puerca,  or 
Lake  Farragut,  for  a  storage  reservoir. 
July  28,  1891,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  23,  1892,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  33,733. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

An  action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $11,000  for  alleged  damages  to 
water  works  of  plaintiff  by  a  riot. 

July  29,  1891,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  23,  1892,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 
March  29,  1893,  served  and  filed  demurrer  to  amended  complaint. 
April  7,  1893,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  sustained. 
April  10,  1893,  received  copy  of  second  amended  complaint. 
May  11,  1893,  served  and  filed  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint. 
May  19,  1893,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
Demurrer  overruled. 
Notice  of  motion  to  substitute  assignee. 

April  19,  1895,  motion  to  substitute  assignee  in  insolvency  granted. 
R.  6— P.  150. 


J.  J.  Rauer  vs.  J.  P.  Moran  et  al.— No.  33,797. 

G.  H.  Perry,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $577  for  street  work. 

August  11,  1891,  received  copy  of  summons. 

R.  6— P.  155. 


Pacific  Improvement  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 
No.  34,143. 

J.  E.  Fould,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  eject  defendant  from  the  portion  of  land  used  in  the 
lower  part  of  Tenth  street. 

September  5,  1891,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

March  24,  1892,  demurrer  filed. 

May  12,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

June  13,  1892,  answer  filed. 

February  2,  1894,  received  complaint  of  intervention  of  C.  C.  Tripp  and 
United  Land  Association.  t 

June  21,  1894,  demurrer  of  defendant  to  complaint  of  intervention  served 
and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  161. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.        349 

Pacific  Improvement  Co.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. 
34.U4. 

J.  E.  Fould,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  quiet  title  to  certain  Mission  Creek  lands  near  Tenth 
street. 

September  5,  1891,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

March  24,  1892.  demurrer  filed. 

May  19,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

June  13,  1892,  answer  filed. 

February  2,  1894,  received  complaint  of  intervention  of  C.  C.  Tripp  and 
United  Land  Association. 

June  21,  1894,  demurrer  of  defendant  to  complaint  of  intervention  served 
and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  161.  

The  North  Beach  and  Mission  Railway  Company  vs.  The   City  and   County 
of  San  Francisco  et  al. — No.  35,096. 

Cope,  Boyd,  Fifield  &  Hoberg,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
An  action  brought  to  restrain  the  defendants  from   interfering  with   plain- 
tiff's poles  and  appliances  for  their  street  electric  railway. 

December  5,  1891,  received  complaint,  summons  and  temporary  injunction. 
February  11,  1892,  answer  filed. 
R.  6— P.  172. 

S.  C.  Scheeline  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  35,356. 

Rosenbaum  &  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

An  action  brought  to  recover  the  sum  of  $4,445  with  interest,  alleged  to  be 
due  upon  certain  coupons  on  Dupont  street  bonds. 
January  5,  1892,  received  summons  and  complaint. 
February  9,  1892,  demurrer  filed. 
R.  6— P.  178. 


S.  Harrison  Smith  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  35,491. 

Naphtaly,  Freidenrich  &  Ackerman  and  Garret  McEnerny,  attorneys  for 
plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $5,776.30  for  work 
done  as  City  and  County  Surveyor. 

February  3,  1892,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

February  23,  1892,  demurrer  filed. 

November  4,  1892,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

December  8,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

December  12,  1892,  answer  served  and  filed. 

December  16,  1891,  cause  tried,  judgment  for  plaintiff. 


350  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

April  8,  1895,  statement  of  case  on  motion  for  new  trial  settled. 
September  18,  1895.  motion  for  a  new  trial  granted. 
R.  6— Pp.  185-300. 

The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  James  G.  Fair  et  al — No.  36,176. 

W.  S.  Goodfellow  and  E.  S.  Pillsbury,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

March  12,  1892,  complaint  filed,  summons  issued. 

April  11,  1892,  received  demurrer. 

R.  6— P.  193.  

James  McCloy  vs.  George  H.  Sanderson  et  al.— No.  36,625. 

T.  V.  O'Brien,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  compel  the  defendants  to  award  to  plaintiff  the  contract 
to  construct  the  sewer  on  Lake  street. 

April  27,  1892,  received  complaint  and  summons. 
R.  6— P.  196.  

Egbert  Johnson  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al. — No.  37,063. 

Messrs.  Fox  &  Kellogg,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  restrain  defendants  from  proceeding  to  remove  plaintiff 
from  Reservoir  street,  between  Church  and  Market  streets. 

June  6,  1892,  received  summons,  complaint  and  injunction. 

June  16,  1892,  demurrer  filed. 

August  5,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

February  12,  1897,  C.  C.  Judson,  Administrator,  substituted  as  plaintiff. 
Answer  served  and  filed. 

11.  6— P.  198. 

Spring  Valley  Water  Works  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et 
al.— No.  37,054. 

Messrs.  Fox  &  Kellogg,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Same  as  above. 

December  29,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed, 
R.  6— P.  199. 


Investor  vs.  James  H.  Widber,  Treasurer  of  The  City  and  Coauty  of  San 
Francisco. 

A.  C.  Freeman,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

An  action  brought  to  com  pel  the  defendant  herein  to  accept  certain  money 
for  redemption  of  certain  lots  of  land  sold  for  taxes. 
June  13,  1892,  received  petition. 
R.  6— P.  200. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  KEPORT.       351 

James  O'Connell  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.— J.  C.  A. 

F.  D.  Brandon,  Esq.,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $299,99,  alleged  to  be 
due  for  basalt  blocks  furnished  defendant  by  John  N.  Taylor,  who  assigned 
his  claim  to  plaintiff. 

July  31,  1891,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

August  5,  1891,  answer  filed. 

September  14,  1891,  judgment  for  defendant. 

September  26,  1891,  received  notice  of  appeal. 


E.  F.   Preston  et  al.  vs.Thomas  O'Brien,  Tax  Collector— No.  37,323. 

Garber,  Boalt  <fc  Bishop,  and  Naphtaly,  Friedenrich  &  Ackerman,  attorneys 
for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  restrain  the  defendant  from  selling  property  on  Dupont 
street  for  delinquent  moneys  for  the  payment  of  the  Dupont  Street  Widen- 
ing bonds. 

June  29,  1892,  received  complaint  and  order  to  show  cause. 

July  13,  1892,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

July  20,  1892,  demurrer  submitted. 

November  29,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

December  22,  18U2,  answer  served  and  filed. 

June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

K.  6— P.  204.  

Cornelius  O'Connor  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien,  Tax  Collector — No.  37,372. 

Naphtaly,  Friedenrich  &  Ackerman,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Same  action  as  above. 

July  5,  1892,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  summons. 

August  5,  1892,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

November  29,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 

December  22,  1892,  answer  served  and  filed. 

June  25,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

B.  6— P.  206. 

Joseph  Musto  et  al.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien,  Tax  Collector. — No.  37,384. 

Same  as  above. 

June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

R.  6— P.  207. 

Cornelia  B.  Stanley  et  al.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien,  Tax  Collector— No.  37,515. 

Same  as  above. 

June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

R.  6— P.  208. 


352       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  BEPOET. 

Emma  Joseph  et  al.  vs.  Thomas  O'Brien,  Tax  Collector— No.  37,380. 

A.  Heyneman,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Same  action  as  above. 

July  6,  1892,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
August  5,  1892,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  19,  1892,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs  in   case  of   Preston  vs. 
O'Brien. 
June,  1894,  injunction  dissolved. 

B.  6— P.  206. 


T.  M.  Quackenbush  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  37,602. 

J.  M.  Wood,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  judgment  for  the  sum  of  $1,236  for  work  performed  and 
materials  furnished  in  repairing  the  Almahouse  of  this  City  and  County. 
July  25,  1892,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
August  30,  1892,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
October  6,  1892,  demurrer  overruled. 
December  8,  1892,  answer  served  and  filed. 
E.  6-P.  210. 


Will  E.  Fisher  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  39,220. 

Wilson  and  McCutcheon,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  grading  or  contracting  to  grade  to  the 
official  grade  Bay  street,  Francisco  street,  etc.,  etc. 

December  21,  1892,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint  and  order  to 
show  cause. 

Demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  10,  1893,  demurrer  off  calendar. 

E.  6— P.  224. 


Union  Gas  Engine  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 
No.  40,804. 

Cobb  and  Loefler,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $506.19,  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  de- 
fendant. 

May  2,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
July  24,  1893,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
September  1,  1893,  demurrer  overruled. 
September  21,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 
October  3,  1893,  received  demurrer  to  answer. 
March  9, 1894,  demurrer  to  answer  overruled. 
E.  6— P,  245. 


CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  353 

C.  S.  Tilton  vs.  The  City  and  County  ot  San  Francisco— No.  40,946. 

J.  B.  Gartland,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $2,414,  alleged  to  be  due  plaintiff  for  materials  furnished 
and  labor  performed  as  City  and  County  Surveyor. 

May  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  25,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

June  6,  demurrer  sustained. 

June  16,  amended  complaint  received. 

June  23,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

December  4,  1893,  demurrer  sustained  and  ten  days  to  amend. 

January  24,  1894,  received  copy  of  second  amended  complaint. 

January  30,  1894,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  filed. 

April  27,  1894,  demurrer  sustained  and  ten  days  to  amend. 

May  2,  1894,  received  copy  of  third  amended  complaint. 

May  8,  1894,  demurrer  to  third  amended  complaint. 

August  27,  1894,  demurrer  to  third  amended  complaint  overruled. 

September  13,  1894,  answer  served  and  filed. 

April  24,  1896,  amended  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  247. 


O'Brien  &  Sons  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  41,074. 

Forbes  &  Bernard,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  same  as  above;  amount  of  claim  $748.25. 

May  24,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  23,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  251. 


Wilhelmina  Schuszler  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

J.  B.  Carson,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $5,000  damages,    alleged  to  have  been  sustained  to 
plaintiff's  property  by  sewer  overflow. 

May  27,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
August  21,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  6— P.  252.  

Swift  Lumber  and  Improvement  Co.  vs.  City  and  County  of   San  Fran- 
cisco—No. 42,554. 

Forbes  and  Beatty,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,257.14. 
September  26,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  25,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6.— P.  244. 
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354       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

J.  0.  Connor  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  41,071. 

Chas.  H.  Hubbs,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  same  as  above;  amount  of  claim  $519. 
May  29,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  26,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
K.  6— P.  253.  

W.  D.  Hobro  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  41,187. 

Wickliffe  Matthews,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  same  as  above;  amount  of  claim  $657.50. 
June  6,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  18,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to* 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  255.  

K.  Wertheimer,  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  42,379. 

G.  H.  Perry,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $724.96. 

September  11,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

September  27,  1893,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  251. 


Edison  Light  and  Power  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of   San  Fran, 
cisco— No.  42,290. 

Wilson  and  McCutcheon,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $868  30. 
September  8,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
R.  6— P.  255. 


A.  M.  R.  Pixley  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  41,576. 

Pixley,  Chapman  and  Pixley,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action   to  obtain   $1,800   damages  sustained  by  breaking  of   sewers   on 
Pierce  and  Green  streets. 

July  8,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
September  16,  1893,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
October  6,  1893,  demurrer  overruled ;  ten  days  to  answer. 
November  6,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  6— P.  272. 


Pacific  Telephone  and   Telegraph   Company  vs.   M.   Schmitt  et   al. — Na. 
41,565. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  355 

Pillsbury  and  Hayne,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendants  from  interfering  with  wires  and  conduits  of 
plaintiffs  in  connecting  hydrants  with  water  mains. 

July  10,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint  and  injunction. 

September,.  1893,  stipulated  that  answer  of  Fire  Commissioners  stand  as 
answer  of  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

R.  6— P.  275.  

A.  M.  Ebbetts  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  41,749. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $2,415.22. 

July  22,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  30,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6-P.  278.  

Lorenzo  H.  Sweeney  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. 
41,767. 

S.W.  and  E.  B.  Holladay,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  the  land  bounded  by  Sacramento,  Gough  and  Oc- 
tavia  streets  and  a  line  midway  between  Sacramento  and  Clay  streets,  being 
a  portion  of  Lafayette  Square. 

July  22,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  7,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

April  13-14,  1897,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

April  23,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 

May  18-19,  1897,  findings  and  decree  signed  and  filed. 

May  20,  1897,  notice  of  decision  and  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

May  26,  1897,  notice  of  entry  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

May  29,  1897,  notice  of  motion  to  vacate  and  set  aside  judgment,  also  of 
intention  to  move  for  a  new  trial  received. 

R.  6— P.  280. 

Spring  Valley  Water  Works  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. 
41,815. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $17,017  09. 
August  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  23,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from   notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  283.  

Mark  Strouse  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  41,836. 
W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


356  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOENEY'S   EEPOET. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $525  91. 
August  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  23,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

E.  6— P.  283. 


San  Jose  Woolen  Mill  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 
No.  41.837. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $309.24. 
August  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  23,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

E.  6— P.  283. 

Cyclops  Machine  Works  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. — 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,428.25. 
August  12,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  19,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
E.  6— P.  283.  

L.  Feldman  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42,411. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,373.19. 
September  19,  1893,  reeeived  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  19,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

E.  6— P.  288. 


Pacific  Gas  Improvement  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Fran- 
cisco— 42,426. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $7,757.76. 

September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  26,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  5,  1894,  demurrer  submitted  oa  briefs. 

February  23,  1895,  amended  complaint  received. 

April,  1895,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

May  8,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  overruled. 

January  26,  1897,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

E.  6— P.  288. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  357 

W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42  412. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $10,386.46. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  19,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

K.  6— P.  288. 


W.  de  Jung  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42,501. 

E.  A.  Belcher,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $562.50. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
October  24,  1893,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  289.  

J.  O'Kane  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  42,213. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,118.42. 

September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6  -P.  291. 


N.  B.  Jones  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42,214. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $473.34. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  291.  

Enterprise   Mill   and   Building  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San 
Francisco— No.  42,215. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $802.96. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  291.  

H.  Brandenstein  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  42,216. 
W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


358  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  KEPOET. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $320.00. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated,  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  291. 


California  Petroleum  and  Asphalt  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San 
Francisco— No.  42,376. 
W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,974  99. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 


R.  6-P.291. 


P.  J.  Smith  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42,772. 

Vogelsang  and  Brown,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $305  40. 

October  10,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  292. 

Baker  &  Hamilton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 
E.  J.  McCutcheon,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $501  98. 
October  16,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  4. 


Charles  Downes  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  42,871. 

W.  J.  Locke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $838  07. 

October  17,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  7,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  7— P.  5. 


Pacific  Paving  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San   Francisco— No. 

43,183. 

Gunnison  and  Booth,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $942  40. 
November  11,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
March  19,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  9. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       359 

A..  Mack  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

Joseph  Kirk,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $626  53. 
November  11,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  26,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  7— P.  10. 


Slitter  Street  Railway  Company  vs.  L.  R.  Ellert  et  al.— No.  43,209. 

Naphtaly,  Friedenrich  and  Ackerman,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  enjoining  defendants  from  interfering  with  plaintiff's  railway  com- 
pany on  Bush  street. 

November  11,  1893,  received  copy  ot  summons  and  complaint. 

December  19,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 

June  7,  1894,  stipulated  that  cause  be  continued  until  after  the  hearing  of 
Sutter  Street  Railway  Company  vs.  Ellert  et  al.— 43,432. 

R.  7— P.  11. 


William  P.  Redington  et  al.  vs.  The  City  aud  County  of  San  Francisco— No. 
43,258. 

Chickering,  Thomas  and  Gregory,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to^the  sum  of  $718  31. 
November  17,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  20,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
R.  7— P.  13. 


J.  B.  Wyman  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  42,713. 

Beatty  and  Fowler,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $1,500. 
December  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  16,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  7— P.  19. 


Market  Street  Railway  Co.  vs.  W.  W.  Ackerson,  et  al.— No.  43,700. 

J.  E.  Foulds,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendants  from  interfering  with  completion  of  plaintiffs 
railroad  on  Eddy  street. 

December  29,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  23. 


360  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT, 

Fohn  Alton,  et  al.,  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  43,792. 

A.  Ruef,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $115.46  paid  under  protest  as  taxes  under  an  alleged  void 
assessment. 

January  3,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  4,  1895,  demurrer  served  and^filed. 
February  8,  1895,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
February  18,  1895,  defendant's  brief  on  demurrer  served. 
R.  7— P.  24. 


E.  S.  Johnson  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No. . 

A.  P.  Van  Duzer,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $450  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 

January  4,  1893,  received  copy  of  summonsed  complaint. 

March  27,  1894,  demurrer  and  motion  to  strike  out  served  and  filed. 

May  18,  1894,  demurrer  sustained;  ten  days  to'amend. 

February  13,  1895,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

July  30,  1896,  amended  complaint  withdrawn. 

August  19,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

R.  7- P.  25. 


W.  E.  Palmer  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No. . 

Theodore  Savage,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $4,000  alleged  to  be  due  as  contingent  fee  in 
successful  defense  of  Conlin  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors. 

January  10,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  25,  1894,  demurrer  served  andjfiled. 

March  2,  1894,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

March  6,  1894,  opening  brief  served  and  filed. 

August  22,  1894,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

October  15,  1894,  defendant's  closing  brief  served. 

April  2,  1894,  demurrer  overruled. 

June  13,  1894,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  26. 


Patrick  Glynn  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco—No.  44,076. 

Ash  and  Matthews,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendants  from  entering  upon  Jessie  ^street,  between 
Seventh  and  Eighth  streets,  and  removing  ^obstructions. 
January  25,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  26,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  29. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.  361 

Jno.  W.  Mackay  et  al.  vs.   The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No. 
44,178. 

Allen,  McAllister  and  Frohmann,  attorneys  for  plaintiffs. 
Action  to  recover  $30,875.35,  paid  under  protest  as  taxes. 
February  6,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
July  21,  1894,  demurrer  and  motion  to  strike  out  served  and  filed. 
B.  7_p.  32. 


Sterling  Furniture  Co.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  40,566. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $6,500  damages  for  overflow  of  sewer. 

May  9,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  29,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  27,  1894,  demurrer  overruled. 

June  1,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

April  4,  1896,  stipulated  that  plaintiff  may  amend  his  complaint. 

May  6,  1896,  amended  complaint  served. 

February  1,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  40. 


Mary  T.  Hagerty   et  al.  vs.  The   City  and   County  of   San  Francisco  —No. 
45,876. 

Henry  M.  McGill,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $3,500  damages  sustained  by  change  of  grade  on  Liberty 
near  Sanchez  streets. 

June  12,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  22,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

June  29,  1894,  demurrer  confessed;  ten  days  to  amend. 

July  9,  1894,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

July  16,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

September  11,  1894,  demurrer  sustained. 

October  2,  1894,  received  copy  of  second  amended  complaint. 

October  10,  1894,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

October  15,  1894,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  overruled. 

November  20,  1894,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7_p.  43. 


J.  F.  Clarke  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  41,792. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  lots  11  to  14  and  Section  26,  T.  2  S.,  R.  6  W.,  Mt. 
Diablo  B.  and  M. 

June  12,  1894,  Mayor  served  with  summons  and  complaint. 
December  17,  1894,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 


362  CITY  AND  COUNTY   ATTORNEY'S   BEPOBT. 

January  18,  1895,  second  amended  complaint  received. 

January  29,  1895,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

January  30,  1895,  third  amended  complaint  received. 

March  29,  1895,  fourth  amended  complaint  received. 

April  8,  1895,  demurrer  to  fourth  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

April  12,  1895,  demurrer  to  fourth  amended  complaint  overruled. 

May  22,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

March  1,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 

K,  7— P.  44. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  James  Hurst— No.  46,480. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  defendant. 

Action  to  recover  possession   of   certain  personal   property  belonging   to 
City  and  County,  damages,  interest  and  costs. 
July  12,  1894,  complaint  and  affidavit  served  and  filed. 
August,  1894,  demurrer  received. 
October  12,  1894,  demurrer  overruled. 
December  21,  1894,  answer  received. 
January  7,  1895,  demurrer  to  answer  served  and  filed. 
January  25,  1897,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  argued. 
March  1,  1897,  motion  granted.     Judgment  for  plaintiff. 
March  4,  1897,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 
March  9,  1997,  notice  of  motion  to  retax  costs  received. 
March  19,  1897,  motion  to  retax  costs  denied. 
B.  7— P.  46. 


H.  A.  South  worth  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  5,466. 

Superior  Court  of  San  Joaquin. 

James  B.  Louttit,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,435,  alleged  to  be  due  plaintiff  from  de- 
fendant for  the  care  and  maintenance  of  one  D.  Mahony  in  Stockton  Insane 
Asylum. 

November  20,  1894,  leceived  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

December,  1884,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

E.  7— P.  58. 


John  W.  Mackay  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  49,224. 

Byron  Waters,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  brought  to  recover   the   sums   of   $18,820  and  $10,712.05,  paid  as 
taxes  under  protest. 

December  18,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  27,  28,  1894,  demurrers  served  and  filed. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.        363 

January  4,  1895,  demurrer  of  James  N.  Block  sustained  and  action  dis- 
missed as  to  said  defendant;  demurrer  of  city  and  county  sustained  as  to 
first  ground  of  action;  submitted  on  second  ground  on  briefs. 

February  6,  1895,  demurrer  on  second  ground  overruled. 

February  18,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  60. 


James  D.  Phelan  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  49,211. 

F.  J.  Sullivan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $69,912.18,  paid  under  protest  for  Dupont  street  taxes, 
levied  from  1878  to  1893. 

December  20,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
W.  C.  Belcher,  special  counsel. 
On  appeal. 
R.  7— P.  62. 


Alice  P.  Sullivan  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  49,212. 

Same  as  above;  amount  of  taxes,  $103,833.83. 
W.  C.  Belcher,  special  counsel. 
R.  7— P.  62. 


Julia  E.  Johnston  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  49,306. 

Scrivner  and  Schell,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  $1,780  damages  to  plaintiff  's  profit,  caused  by 
overflow  of  certain  sewers. 

December  27,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  16,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  63. 


C.  S.  Tilton  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors— No.  49,395. 

J.  B.  Gartland,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendant  to  fix  compensation 
for  certain  work  performed  by  plaintiff  as  City  Surveyor  and  Engineer. 

January  4,  1895,  received  copy  of  petition,  affidavit  and  writ. 

January  22,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

January  25,  1895,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

January  31,  1895,  demurrer  overruled. 

April  11,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

June  13,  14,  1895,  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  and  demurrer  to  answer 
received. 

May  2,  1896,  amended  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  67. 


364  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S    REPORT. 

Buckingham  &  Hecht  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  50,470. 

Chickering,  Thomas  &  Gregory  and  Gerstle  &  Sloss,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  $9,756.31  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  faulty  construction 
of  sewer  in  Twenty-fourth  street,  between  Sanchez  and  Castro,  and  the  con- 
sequent overflow  of  plaintiff's  property. 

April  9,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  11,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  6,  1896,  demurrer  overruled. 

May  2,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

March  8,  1897,  judgment  ordered  to  be  allowed  tor  $4,000  by  order  of 
Board  of  Supervisors,  per  resolution  16,022  (Third  Series). 

R.  7— P.  75. 


William  F.  Dockery  vs.  Richard  1.  Whelan— No.  50,790. 

Henry  E.  Monroe,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  respondent,  as^_  Sheriff,  to  accept 
certain  fees  contrary  to  the  provisions  of  Statute  of  1893. 
May  4,  1895,  received  copy  of  writ. 
May  9,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  85. 


Neil  Cameron  vs.  Western  Union  Telegraph  Co.  et  al. — No.  51,103. 

Sullivan  &  Sullivan,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of   $20,000   damages   for  .injuries   received  by 
plaintiff  as  lineman  by  falling  from  a  rotten  pole. 

May  29,  1885,  received  copy  ot  summons  and  complaint. 

July  1,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  30,  1895,  demurrer  of  city  and  county  submitted  on  briefs. 

September  16,  1895,  brief  of  defendant,  city  an  1  county,  served  and  filed 

April  13,  1896,  demurrer  of  city  and  county  sustained. 

R.  7— P.  92. 


C.  Lagomarsino  vs.  Thomas  Ashwoith — No.  51,114. 

James  A.  Devoto,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  removing  plaintiff's  house  from 
Hooper  street,  between  Sixth  and  Seventh  streets,  and  interfering  with  oc- 
cupation thereof. 

May  31,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint  and  'order  to 
show  cause. 

October  14,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  93. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  365 

Jane  L.  Stanford,  Executrix,  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  — 
No.  49,746. 

Wilson  &  Wilson,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $10,344.45,  paid  under  protest  to  defendant 
as  taxes. 

June  7,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  21,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  15,  1895,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

August  15,  1895,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

June  13,  1896,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

Jauuary  19,  1897,  defendant's  reply  brief  served  and  filled. 

March  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendant. 

March  6,  1897,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  decision  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  96. 


Joan  N.  G.  Hunter  vs.  James  N.  Block,  Tax  Collector,  etc.— No.  51,433. 

Morrison,  Stratton  &  Foerster,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  selling  certain  property  for  assessments 
for  Dupont  street  widening,  etc. 

July,  1895,  writ  of  injunction  and  complaint  received. 

July  23,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

July  29,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

July  29,  1895,  cross-complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  106. 


Carrie  Lachman  et  al.  vs.  John  Kelso   and   The  City  and   County  of   San 
Francisco— No.  52,347. 

Charles  A.  Reynolds,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to   recover   $1,000   damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained    by 
reason  of  the  grading  of  Sunnyside  avenue. 

September  21,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
October  25,  1895,  demurrer  of  city  and  county  served  and  filed. 
November  8,  1895,  demurrer  of  city  and  county  sustained. 
November  20,  1896,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 
December  24,  1895,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 
May  13,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 
R.  7— P.  110. 


P.  J.  Annock  vs.  John  Kelso  and  The  City  and  County  of   San  Francisco — 
No.  52,348". 

Charles  A.  Reynolds,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $2,000  damages  sustained  by  reason  of   the  grading   of 
Sunuyside  avenue. 


366  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

September  21,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  25,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

November  8,  1895,  demurrer  sustained. 

November  20,  1895,  amended  complaint  received. 

April  23,  1896,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  111. 


C.  S.  Bonney  vs.  John  Kelso  and  The  City  and  County  of    San  Francisco — 
No.  52,34i). 

Charles  A.  Reynolds,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $2,000  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  the  grading  of 
Sunnyside  avenue. 

September  21,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
October  25,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
November  8,  1895,  demurrer  sustained. 
November  20,  amended  complaint  received. 

December  24,  1895,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 
May  13,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 
R.  7— P.  112. 


George  N.  Leathers  vs.  John  Kelso  and  The  City  and  County  of  San  Fran, 
cisco— No.  52,350. 

Charles  A.  Reynolds,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $1,000  damages  sustained  by  reason  of    the  grading  of 
Sunnyside  avenue. 

September  21,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
October  25,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
November  8,  1895,  demurrer  sustained. 
November  20,  1895,  amended  complaint  received. 
April  23,  1896,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  113. 


Ambrose  A.  Watson  vs.  William  Broderisk,  Auditor,  etc. — No.  52,527. 

Henry  E.  Highton,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate,  compelling  defendant  to  audit  plaintiff's 
demands  for  salary  of  Clerk  of  Police  Court  No.  2  from  and  after  April, 
1895. 

October,  1895,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ. 

Demurrer  served  and  filed. 

November  1,  1895,  demurrer  argued  and  overruled. 

November  14,  1895,  answer  to  alternative  writ  served  and  filed. 

Received  notice  of  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings. 

January  20,  1896,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  denied. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTOENEY'S   REPORT.  367 

January  23,  1896,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

February  10,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

February  12,  1896,  findings  signed  and  filed. 

.February  13,  1896,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

March  16,  1896,    received  notice  of  intention  to  move  for  a  new  trial. 

March  16,  1896,  received  defendant's  statement  of  case,  etc. 

R.  7— P.  116. 

Amos  A.  Irons  vs.  Jacob  Lindo  and  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 
No.  47,486. 

John  H.  Miller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $492  05  and  interest,  alleged  to  be  due  on  a 
certain  judgment  rendered  in  the  United  States  Circuit  Court  in  favor  of 
plaintiff's  assignor  and  against  defendants. 

January  20,  1896,  received  summons  and  complaint. 

March  13,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  128. 


John  W.  Mackay  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al, — No. 
54,339. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $28,445  paid  by  plaintiffs  under  protest  as 
taxes  on  bonds,  etc. 

March  5,  1896,  received  copy  of   summons  and  complaint. 

July  6,  1896,  demurrer  of  James  M.  Block  served  and  filed.  Demurrer  of 
City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  served  and  filed. 

February  17,  1897,  demurrers  submitted  on  briefs.  Defendant's  points 
and  authorities  served  and  filed. 

March  24,  1897,  plaintiffs'  points  and  authorities  received. 

May  1,  1897,  defendants  closing  brief  served  and  filed. 

May  19,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 

June  1,  1877,  order  of  May  19,  1897  vacated.     Demurrers  sustained. 

R.  7— P.  130. 


Alfred   Clarke   vs.    Board   of    Police   Pension   Fund    Commissioners — No. 
54,473. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Petition  for  writ  of   mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  pay  plaintiff  a  pen- 
sion under  Act  of  Legislature  of  1889. 
March  13,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  petition. 
March  17,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
March  20,  1896,  demurrer  sustained  without  leave  to  amend. 
March  24,  1896,  judgment  ordered  entered. 


368        CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

March  26,  1896,  plaintiff  granted  leave  to  amend. 
March  31,  received  plaintiff's  amended  complaint. 
March  31,  1890,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
April  3,  1896,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
April  23,  1896,  plaintiff  granted  leave  to  amend. 
April  27,  1896,  received  second  amended  complaint. 
June  3,  1896,  demurrer  to  second  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 
June  5,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  submitted  on  briefs. 
January   6,    1897,    demurrer   to   second   amended    complaint    sustained. 
Judgment  for  defendants. 

January  14,  1897,  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  132. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  Board  of  Police  Pension  Fund  Commissioners — No.  54,545. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  the  payment  of  a  pension  under 
Act  of  1889. 

March  19,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  summons. 

March  25,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

April  4,  1896,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

April  20,  1896,  amended  complaint  received. 

June  3,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

June  5,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  submitted  on  briefs. 

January  6,  1897,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  sustained. 

Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7-P.  132%. 


Edward  Nettleton  vs.  Board  of  Police  Pension  Fund  Commissioners — No. 
54,516. 

James  A.  Hall,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate,  to  compel  defendants  to  place  plaintiff  upon 
the  retired  list  of  the  Police  Department,  at  a  pension  equal  to  one-half  his 
salary,  etc. 

March  18,  1896,  received  copy  of  writ  and  petition. 

March  21,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  23,  1896,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

March  24,  1896,  demurrer  overruled. 

March  26,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

March  31,  1896,  cause  partly  tried  and  continued. 

April  6,  1896,  received  plaintiff 's  brief  on  admissibility  of  certain  evi- 
dence. 

May,  1896,  objection  of  defendant  to  evidence  sustained. 

May  22,  1896,  supplemental  complaint  filed  and  cause  set  for  trial. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  369 

May  28,  1896,  trial  completed  and  cause  submitted. 
June  22,  1896,  judgment  for  defendants. 
June  26,  1896,  findings  signed^and  filed. 

January,  9,  1897,  received  notice  of  intention  to  move  for  a  new  trial. 
March  16,  1897,  received  plaintiff's  proposed  statement  of  case  on  motion 
for  new  trial. 

R.  7— P.  133.  

Behrend  Joost  vs.  Fred  Leffler,  et  als.--No.  54,794. 

John  A.  Wall  and  Mullany,  Grant  and  Cushing,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendants  from  interfering  with  or  excavating  upon'a 
certain  parcel  of  land  in  the  San  Miguel  Rancho,  known  as  "  Corbett  Road." 

April  15,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint  and  order  to  show 
cause. 

April  17,  1896,  answer  of  defendants  served  and  filed. 

April  20,  1896,  ordered  and  stipulated  that  city  and  county  be  joined  as 
party  defendant. 

April  23,  1896,  answer  of  defendant  city  and  county  served  and  filed; 
cause  tried  and  submitted  on  briefs. 

June  6,  1896,  plaintiff 's  brief  received. 

June  17,  1896,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  136. 

Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society  vs.  Ernestine  Kreling,  et  al. — No.  53,181. 

Tobin  and  Tobin,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  foreclose  mortgage  of  certain  property  in  Mission  Block  No.  36, 
executed  by  Wm.  Kreling,  deceased,  to  secure  payment  of  a  promissory  note 
for  $20,000. 

April  21,  1896,  received  eopy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  14,  1897,  judgment  of  dismissal  as  to  defendant  City  and 
County  entered. 

R.  7— P.  138.  

L.  V.  Merle  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors — No.  54,492. 

Charles  L.  Tilden,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel   the  defendants   to   award  to  peti- 
tioner the  franchise  for  the  removal  of  garbage,  under  Act  of  1893. 
May  1,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  writ. 
May  15,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 
June  17,  1896,  writ  denied. 
August,  1896,  new  trial  granted. 

September  2,  1896,  received  copy  of  writ  of  intervention. 
September  7 ,  1896,  answer  to  complaint  of  intervention  served  and  filed. 
September  8,  1896,  cause  tried;  judgment  for  intervenor. 
R.  7— P.  140. 
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370  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

People  of  the  State  of  California,  by  W.  F.  Fitzgerald,  Attorney-General,  vs. 
Board  of  Supervisors  et  al.— No.  55,017. 

W.  F.  Fitzgerald,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

-  Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  pay  into  State 
Treasury  the  sum  of  $7,811.48,  alleged  to  be  due  the  Whittier  State  School 
for  the  care  of  infants  committed  to  said  school  from  competent  courts  of 
said  cityjand  county. 

May  4,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  writ. 
|f  May  22,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
""'  R.  7— P.  141. 

S.  E.  Dutton  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  55,057. 

F.  Adams,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $76  alleged  to  be  due  for  services  as  trial 
juror  in  the  Superior  Court  in  criminal  cases. 

May  4,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
May  18,  1896,  demurrer  seived  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  142.  

Edward  Horan  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  55,184. 

Hale  Rix,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $10,500  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendant's  negligence  in  allowing  a  certain  animal, 
to-wit,  a  monkey,  to  escape  from  public  pound. 

May;  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  22,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  21,  1896,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

August  28,  1896,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendant. 

August  29,  1896,  notice  of  judgment  and  cost  bill  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  143. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  Honora  Sharp— No.  55,323. 

Rogers  and  Paterson,  attorneys  for  defendant. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  a  certain  parcel  of  land,  being  a  portion  of  the 
"  Hospital  Lot." 

May  26,  1896,  complaint  and  lis  pendens  filed;  summons  issued. 

May  26,  1896,  complaint  and  summons  served. 

January  21,  1897,  answer  of  defendant  received. 

January  27,  1897,  demurrer  to  answer  served  and  filed.  Demurrer  to 
answer  overruled  by  consent. 

April  12,  1897,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

April  23,  1897,  judgment  for  plaintiff. 

May  18-19,  1897,  findings  and  decree  signed  and  filed. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY   ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  371 

May  20-24,  1897,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  decision  served  and  filed. 
May  26,  1887,  notice  of  entry  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 
R.  7-P.  145. 


The  City  and  County   of   San   Francisco  vs.  Eliza  M.  Sharp,  et  als. — No. 
55,324. 

Wm.  E.  Sharp,  et  al.,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  a  certain  parcel  of  land  in  the  City  and  County  of 
San  Francisco,  being  a  portion  of  the  "Hospital  Lot." 

May  26,  1896,  complaint  and  lis  pendens  filed;  summons  issued. 

June  8,  1896,  complaint  and  summons  served  upon  Eliza  M.  Sharp. 

June  20,  1896,  default  of  Eliza  M.  Sharp  entered. 

June  24,  1896,  default  set  aside  on  agreement  to  try  on  merits. 

June  26,  1896,  affidavit  and  order  of  publication  of  summons  filed. 

September  22,  1896,  summons  returned;  default  of  defendants  entered. 

October  24,  1896,  decree  signed  and  filed. 

November  19,  1896,  decree  entered. 

R.  7— P.  146. 


The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  vs.  German  Savings  and  Loan  Society 
et  al.— No.  55,325. 

W.  S.  Goodfellow,  attorneys  for  defendants. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  a  certain  parcel  of  land  in  the'City  and  County  of 
San  Francisco,  described  in  the  complaint,  and  being  a  portion  of  the 
4f  Hospital  Lot." 

May  26,  1896,  complaint  and  lis  pendens  filed. 

May  26,  1896,  summons  issued. 

May  26,  1896,  complaint  and  summons  served  on  German  Savings  and 
Loan  Society. 

August  6,  1896,  answer  of  German  Savings  and  Loan  Society  received. 

August  7,  1896,  action  dismissed  as  to  P.  Murphy,  without  prejudice. 
Oause  tried;  judgment  for  plaintiff,  quieting  its  title  to  certain  portion  of 
above  premises,  and  quieting  defendants'  title  as  to  remainder. 

August  8,  1896,  amended  answer  received.  Findings  and  decree  signed 
and  filed. 

August  11,  1896,  notice  of  decision  served  and  filed.  No  appeal  taken  by 
order  of  Board  of  Supervisors,  as  per  Resolution  No.  15,526  (Third  Series). 

R.  7— P.  147. 


Henry  Miller  vs.  Priscilla  Burtch  et  als.— No.  55,199. 

J.  H.  Meredith,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  a  judgment  of  partition  of  certain  lands,  being  a  portion 
of  the  O'Neill  &  Haley  Tract. 


372  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

May  27,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
July  8,  1896,  answer  of   defendant   City  and    County  of   San   Francisco 
served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  148. 


Edward  Nettleton  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  55,384. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  $10,000  damages  alleged  io  have  been  sustained 
by  plaintiffs  through  the  action  of  defendants  as  Board  of  Police  Pension 
Fund  Commissioners. 

June  1,  1896,  complaint  filed,  summons  issued. 

June  10,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

July  16,  1896,  amended  complaint  received. 

July  27,  1896,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

August  7,  1896,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

August  31,  1896,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

September  30,  1896,  judgment  docketed. 

R.  7— P.  150. 


Mutual  Electric  Light  Company  vs.  John  D.  Siebe,  Assessor — No.  55,777. 

M.  M.  Estee,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  have  franchise  tax  assessed  against  plaintiff  declared  void  and  to 
perpetually  enjoin  defendant  from  collecting  the  same. 

July  23,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint  and  injunction. 
May  6,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  157.  

LaSociete  Francaise  d'Epargnes  etde  Prevoyance  Mutuelle  vs.  JohnD.  Siebe» 
Assessor— No.  55,759. 

Stanly,  McKinstry,  Bradley  and  McKinstry,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  review  a  certain  assessment  made  against  plaintiff  for  the  fiscal 
year  1896-7. 

July  23,  1897,  received  copy  of  petition  for  writ  of  certiorari,  summons  and 
order  to  show  cause. 

February  17,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  158.  __ 

Nevada  Bank  of  San  Francisco  vs.  John  D.  Siebe,  Assessor— No.  55,756. 

T.  I.  Bergin,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  enjoin  defendant  from  enforcing  the  payment  of  certain  taxes 
assessed  against  plaintiff. 

July  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  writ  of  injunction. 
May  13,  1897,  action  dismissed;  judgment  for  defendant. 
K.  7— P.  159. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S    REPORT.  373 

Crocker,  Wool  worth  National  Bank  vs.  John  D.  Siebe,  Assessor — No. 

Lloyd  and  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  collecting  certain  taxes  assessed  against 
plaintiff. 

July  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  complaint,  summons  and  writ  of  injunction. 

March  5,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  3,  1897,  points  and  authorities  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  10,  1897,  plaintiffs  brief  on  demurrer  received;  defendant's  closing 
brief  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  160. 


Bank  of  British  Columbia  vs.  John  D.  Siebe,  Assessor — No.  55,741. 

Sidney  V.  Smith,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  enforcing  the  payment  of  certain  taxes 
assessed  against  the  plaintiff  for  the  fiscal  year  1886-7. 

July  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  complaint,  summons  and  order  to  show 
cause. 

March  5,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  161. 


La  Societe  Francaise  d'Epargnes  et   de  Prevoyance  Mutuelle  vs.  John  D. 
Siebe,  Assessor — No.  55,757. 

Stanly,  McKinstry,  Bradley  and  McKinstry,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendant  from  enforcing  the  payment  of  certain  taxes 
assessed  against  plaintiff  for  the  fiscal  year  1896-7. 

July  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons,  complaint  and  order  to  show 
cause. 

February  17,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  162. 


Alfred  Clarke,  administrator  of   N.    Berges,  deceased,    vs.  William   Alvord 
et  al.  No.  56,029. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,300  damages  for  an  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  R.  S.  U.  S. 

July  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

August  7,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  21,  1896,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

October  19,  1896,  demurrer  sustained;  judgment  for  defendants. 

October  27,  1896,  cost  bill  of  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  163. 


374       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Alfred  Clarke,  administrator  of  John  C.  Daley,  deceased,  vs.  William  Alvord 
et  al.  No.  56,028. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,500  damages  for  the  alleged  violation  of 
Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
July  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
August  7,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
August  21,  1896,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 
October  19,  1896,  demurrer  sustained;  judgment  for  defendants. 
October  27,  1896,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  164. 


Theresa  M.  Stevens,  executrix  of  George  Stevens,  deceased,  vs.  William  Al" 
vord,  et  al.— No.  56,022. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,500  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendant's  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes 
U.S. 

July  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

August  7,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  14,  1896,  demurrer  submitted  on  briefs. 

September  4,  1896,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

December  29,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

January  25,  1897,  demurrer  sustained;  judgment  for  defendants. 

January  29,  1897,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  165. 


Fred  Frey  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  56,058. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $40,000  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendant's  violation  of  Section  1.979,  Revised  Statutes 
U.  S. 

July  31,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

August  8,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  21,  1896,  demurrer  submited  on  briefs. 

October  19,  1896,  demurrer  sustained;  judgment  for  defendants. 

November  7,  1896,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

R,  7— P.  166. 


,Hartland  Lan  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  56,110. 

John  Flournoy,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  plaintiff's  title  to  a  certain  piece  of  land  described  in  com- 
plaint, being  a  portion  of  W.  A.  Block  No.  47. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       375 

August  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
May  22,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
June  24,  1897,  judgment  of  dismissal  for  defendant. 
R.  7— P.  167.  

In  the  matter  of  the  application  of  George  R.  Fletcher  for  a  writ  of  review 
directed  to  the  Board  of  Supervisors — No.  56,107. 

Leon  Samuels,  attorney  for  petitioner. 

Action  to  review  the  proceedings  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors  in  the  matter 
of  offering  for  sale  a  certain  street  railroad  franchise  on  application  of  Geary 
Street,  Park  and  Ocean  Railway. 

August  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  writ. 

August  13,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

August  20,  1896,  order  to  show  cause  argued  and  submitted. 

October  21,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  over-ruled;  writ  issued. 

November  18,  1896,  complaint  in  intervention  of  Geary  Street,  Park  and 
Ocean  Railway  received. 

R.  7- P.  168.  

In  the  matter  of  the  application  of  George  R.  Fletcher  for  a  writ  of  prohi- 
bition directed  to  the  Board  of  Supervisors— No.  56,108. 

Leon  Samuels,  attorney  for  petitioner. 

Petition  for  a  writ  prohibiting  the  Board  of  Supervisors  from  acting  upon 
certain  bids  for  the  sale  of  a  street  railroad  franchise  applied  for  by  the 
Geary  Street,  Park  and  Ocean  Railway. 

August  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  writ. 

August  13,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

August  20,  1896,  order  to  show  cause  submitted. 

October  21.  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  sustained;  writ  denied. 

November  7,  1896,  judgment  ordered  entered. 

R.  7— P.  169.  

George  R.  Fletcher  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al. — No.  56,109. 

Leon  Samuels,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendants  from  receiving  bids  for,  and  from  selling  a 
certain  franchise. 

August  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  complaint  and  restraining  order. 
August  13,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 
October  21,  1896,  demurrer  to  petition  sustained;  ten  days  to  amend. 
November  7,  1896,  notice  of  demurrer  sustained  served  and  filed. 
R,  7 -P.  170.  

D.  S.  Weaver  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors— No,  55,980. 
J.  C.  Bates,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


376  CITY  AND    COUNTY?ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendants  to  audit  plaintiff's 
demand  for  $108,  being  the  amount  of  a  judgment  for  costs  in  case  of 
Weaver  vs.  City  and  County— No.  40,897. 

July  23,  1896,  petition  and  writ  received. 

August  17,  1896,  answer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

August  18,  1896,  received  notice  of  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings; 
received  copy  of  plaintiff's  biief. 

September,  1896,  defendants'  brief  served  and  filed. 

September  12,  1896,  received  copy  of  plaintiff's  reply  brief. 

December  7,  1896,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  denied. 

R.  7-P.  172.  

Charles  H.  Atheam  vs.  John  Kelso  et  al.— No.  56,466. 

Charles  W.  Reed,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,000  damages  sustained  by  reason  of  the 
grading  of  Sunnyside  avenue. 

September  5,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  10,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

November  20,  1896,  demurrer  over-ruled,  ten  days  to  answer;  answer 
served  and  filed;  demurrer  to  answer  received. 

February  12,  1897,  demurrer  to  answer  over-ruled. 

B.  7— P.  173.  

In  the  matter  of  the  application  of  George  G.  Gould  for  a  writ  of  prohibition 
directed  to  the  Board  of  Supervisors -No.  56,664. 

Woods  and  Lesinskey,  attorneys  for  petitioner. 

Petition  for  writ  of  prohibition  restraining  defendants  from  awarding  a 
franchise  to  construct  and  operate  telephone  and  telegraph  lines  in  this 
City  and  County. 

September  22,  1896,  received  copy  of  affidavit ;~writ  and  order  to  show 
cause;  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

September  29,  1896,  writ  denied  and  proceedings  dismissed. 

B.  7— P.  174.  

Alicia  Dufficy  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  55,921. 

M.  Cooney,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,260  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  the  destruction  of  plaintiff's  property. 

September  25,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

November  11,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

December  15,  1896,  demurrer  sustained. 

December  16,  1896,  amended  complaint  received;  demurrer  to  amended 
complaint  served  and  filed. 

March  25,  1897,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S    REPORT.  377 

March  26,  1897,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 
March  29,  1897,  demurrer  sustained. 
March  31,  1897,  judgment  ordered  entered. 
R,  7-P.  175. 

Thomas  R.  Have?  vs.  A.  C.  Widber,  Treasurer — No.  56,693. 

Freeman  and  Bates,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendant  to  make  payment  of 
certain  coupons  for  widening  of  Dupont  street. 

September  2i,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  notice  of  motion  for 
writ. 

October  16,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

March  3,  1897,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

R.  7— P.  176. 


J.  C.  Bates  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  (Justice  Court  of  Appeals). 

J.  C.  Bates  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $218  90  alleged  to  be  due  and  unpaid  from 
defendant  for  money  had  and  received. 

September  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  9,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

October  12,  1896,  demurrer  over-ruled;  answer  served  and  filed. 

November  13,  1896,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

December  1,  1896,  judgment  for  defendant. 

December  2,  1896,  received  notice  of  appeal. 

January  4,  1897,  cause  tried  in  Superior  Court. 

January  15,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 

January  28,  1897,  findings  signed  and  filed. 

R.  7_P.  177. 


Judson  Manufacturing  Company  vs.  I.  Bohen  et  al.— No.  56,610. 

Frank  Shay,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $784=  34,  damages  sustained  by  reason  of 
defendant's  negligence  whereby  goods  and  merchandise  in  plaintiff's  ware- 
house  were  damaged  by  water. 

September  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

February  19,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  over-ruled. 

June  3,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  178. 


S.  W.  Helladay  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  56,943. 
S.  W.  and  E.  B.  Holladay,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 


378  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

Action  to  determine  conflicting  claims  of  plaintiff  and  defendant  to  a 
certain  parcel  of  land  known  as  Lafayette  Park. 

October  19,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

November  12,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

December  11,  1896,  demurrer  sustained  as  to  3rd  court  of  complaint,  over- 
ruled as  to  1st  and  2nd  courts  of  complaint. 

December  18,  19,  1896,  answer  served  and  filed. 

January  9,  1897,  amended  complaint  received. 

January  11,  1897,  notice  of  motion  to  strike  out  amended  complaint~and 
portions  thereof  served  and  filed. 

January  12,  1897,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

February  1,  1897,  motion  to  strike  out  granted  as  to  3rd  cause  of  action, 
denied  as  to  1st  and  2nd;  received  notice  of  motion  to  vacate  order  striking 
out  3rd  cause  of  action;  motion  to  vacate  said  order  denied;  answer  served 
and  filed. 

February  19,  1897,  received  plaintiff 's  Bill  of  Exceptions;  received  plaint- 
iff's motion  to  strike  out  portions  of  answer. 

March  2,  1897,  motion  to  strike  out  parts  of  answer  denied. 

March  13,  14,  1897,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 

April  23,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 

May  18,  20,  1897,  findings  and  decree  signed  and  filed. 

May  20,  1897,  cost  bill  and  notice  of  decision  served  and  filed. 

May  26,  1897,  notice  of  entry  of  judgment  served  and  filed. 

May  29,  1897,  notice  of  motion  to  vacate  and  set  aside  judgment  and  move 
for  new  trial  received. 

R.  7— P.  181. 


Sanmel  Davis  vs.  Pacific  Improvement  Co.  et  al. — No.  56,221. 

Freeman  &  Bates  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  in  partition  of  a  ceatain  tract  of  land  bounded  by  Hubbell,  Irwin, 
Simmons  and  George  streets,  being  South  Beach  Block  No.  25. 

Obtober  12,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

November  9,  1896,  demurrer  of  City  and  County  served  and  filed. 

November  27,  1896,  demurrer  of  City  and  County  overruled. 

December  7-8,  1896,  disclaimer  of  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco 
served  and  filed,  as  per  Resolution  No.  15,422  (Third  Series)  of  Board  of 
Supervisors. 

R.  7  -P.  186. 

Nevada   Bank   of   San    Francisco   vs.    City  and  County  of 'San  Francisco — 
No.  57,340. 

T.  I.  Beigin,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $20,613.06  taxes  paid  under  protest  by  plain- 
tiff upon  an  alleged  void  assessment. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   EEPOBT.  379 

November  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and^complaint. 

December  8,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

December  18,  1896,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

December  24,  1896,  defendant's  brief  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  10,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 

March  12,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  187. 


Joseph  Fritz,  Jr.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  57,301. 

Sawyer  &  Burnett,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $2,500  damages  alleged 'to   have  been   sus- 
tained through  the  negligence  of  defendant's  Superintendent  of  Streets. 
November  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
December  3,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
February  5,  1897,  demurrer  sustained. 
February  24,  1897,  judgment  for  defendant. 
R.  7-  P.  188.  

Robert  A.  Crothers  vs.  Daily  Report  Publishing  Co.  et  al.— No.  . 

Henry  E.  Highton,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendants  from  awarding  the  contract  for  public  print- 
ing from  January  1,  1897  to  January  1,  1899,  to  defendant  Daily  Report, 
and  to  compel  its  award  to  plaintiff. 

November  23,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
L   December  22,  1896,  demurrer  of  certain  defendants  served  and  filed. 

January  21-5-8,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

March  23,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendant. 

March  25,  1897,  judgment  entered. 

R.  7— P.  189.  

Robert  A.  Crothers  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  . 

Henry  E.  Highton,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  madate  compelling  defendants  to  set  aside   award   of 
contract  for  public  printing  for  1897-8  to  Daily  Report,  and  to  award  same  to 
San  Francisco  Bulletin. 
-  November,  1896,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alternative  writ. 

December  22,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

January  21-5-8,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

March  23,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

March  24,  1897,  judgment  entered. 

R.  7— P.  190. 

Hibernia  Savings  and  Loan  Society  vs.  Jay  E.  Russell  et^al.— No.  54,272. 
Tobin  &  Tobin,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 


380        CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Action  to  foreclose  a  certain  mortgage  upon  Lot  No.  22,  Eddy's  Map  of 
the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco,  lying  in  Washer-women's  Bay, 
between  Lombard  and  Filbert  streets. 

November  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  191. 


Jennie  Brickell  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  56,535. 

Bishop  &  Wheeler,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $150  being  the  amount  alleged  to  have  been 
unlawfully  collected  by  the  County  Clerk  for  the  filing  of  inventory  and 
appraisement,  in  probate,  of  estate  of  plaintiff's  testator. 

December  17,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  20,  1897,  demurrer  confessed,  ten  days  to  amend. 

R.  7— P.  203. 


Azro  N.  Lewis  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  56,908. 

Bishop  &  Wheeler,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Abtion  to  recover  the  sum  of  $750  being  the  amount  alleged  to  have  been 
unlawfully  collected  by  the  County  Clerk  for  filing  of  inventory  and  ap- 
praisement of  the  estate  of  plaintiff's  testator. 

December  17,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  6,  1897,  answer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  204. 


A.  B.  Forbes  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  57,749. 

Chickering,  Thomas  &  Gregory,  Gerstle  &  Sloss,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action   to   enjoin  defendants  from  entering  upon  Laurel  Place,  between 
First  and  Essex  streets,  for  the  purpose  of  curbing  and  paving  the  same. 
December  30,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  27,  1897,  action  dismissed.     Judgment  for  defendant. 
January  28,  1897,  judgment  ordered  entered. 
R.  7— P.  207. 


Pacific   Coast    Savings   Society   vs.   City   and   County  of  San   Francisco — 
No.  57,771. 

Vincent  Neale,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action    to   recover  the   sum   of   $908,83  taxes  for  the  fiscal  1896-7,  paid 
under  protest. 

January  11,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  19-20,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
February  5,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  argued. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       381 

February  9,  1897,  brief  of  defendant  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  20,  1897,  brief  of  plaintiff  received. 

February  26,  1897,  defendant's  reply  brief  served  and  filed. 

May  17,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 

May  24,  1897,  answer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  212. 


Mary  Campion  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al — No.  57,890. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Bill  in  equity  to  compel  defendants  to  make  good  the  sum  of  $30  to  the 
Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund  alleged  to  have  been  wrongfully  appropri- 
ated to  the  use  of  J.  T.  Moran. 

January  13,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  19,  1897,  action  dismissed.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7— P.  213.  / 


R.  V.  Dey  vs.  James  N.  Block,  Tax  Collector,  etc.— No.  57,924. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendants  to  receive  the  sum  of 
$1,447.30  in  payment  of  taxes  levied  upon  the  real  property  for  the  fiscal 
year  1896-7. 

January  14,1897,  received  copy  of  petition,  writ  and  order  to  show  cause. 

January  19-20,  1897,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

April  30,  1897,  demurrer  overruled  by  consent.     Answer  served  and  filed. 

June  3,  1897,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings. 

June  7,  1897,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  granted.  Ordered  per- 
emptory writ  of  mandate  issued. 

R.  7— P.  214. 


Michael  Horan  vs.  R.  J.  Tobin  et  al— No.  57,928. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  decree  in  eqity  ordering  defendants  to  make  good  the  sum  of 
$3,700  alleged  to  have  been  wrongfully  appropriated  from  the  Police  Pension 
Fund. 

January  15,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  25,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  25,  1897,  received  plaintiff's  brief  on  demurrer. 

February  27,  1897,  defendants'  brief  on  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  2,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Action  dismissed. 

March  3,  1897,  judgment  entered  for  defendants. 

R.  7— P.  215. 


382  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Fannie  Burress  et  al.  vs.  Police  Belief  and  Pension  Fund. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  obtain  a  decree  that  the  Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund  is  insol- 
vent under  the  Insolvency  Act  of  1895. 

January  18,  1897,  received  copy  of  petition,  summons  and  order  to  show 
cause. 

January  19,  1897,  injunction  ordered  dissolved. 

January  20,  1897,  received  notice  of  appeal  from  order  dissolving  in- 
junction. Received  plaintiff's  bill  of  exceptions.  Demurrer  to  petition 
served  and  filed. 

January  26,  1897,  demurrer  to  petition  sustained. 

R.  7— P.  216. 


Fannie  Burress  vs.  Board  of  Supervisors,  etc. — No.  57,907. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  restrain  defendants  from  passing   certain   demands   upon   the 
Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund. 

January  14,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  3,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  6,  1897,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

February  10,  1897,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

February  12,  1897,  demurrer  to  amended  complaint  argued. 

February  18,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7— P.  219. 


George  Davidson  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  52.541. 

Boyd  &  Fifield,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,559.10  for  services  alleged  to  have  been 
rendered  as  member  of  Board  of  Engineers  to  devise  a  system  of  sewerage. 
February  6,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  20,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  220. 


James  T.  Boyd  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al. — No.  58.132. 

Boyd  &  Fifield,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  a  decree  that  the  personal  property  tax  of  John  T.  Boyd 
is  not  a  lien  upon  the  realty  of  plaintiff,  and  requining  defendants  to  accept 
the  amount  tendered  by  plaintiff  in  pay  men  e  of  the  tax  upon  said  realty. 

February  6,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  camplaint. 

March  3,  1897,  demurrer  of  defendants  served  and  filed. 

March  5,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 

March  26,  1897,  action  dismissed.     Judgment  entered  for  defendants. 

K.  7_p.  221. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S   REPORT.  383 

Savings  and  Loan  Society  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,055. 

A.  N.  Drown,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $22,267.54  paid  defendant  under  protest  as 
taxes  for  the  fiscal  year  1896-7. 

February  11,  1897,  received  copy  of  summoMS  and  complaint. 
March  3,  1897,  answer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7_p.  222. 


Joseph  A.  Mogan  vs.  William  Broderick,  Auditor,  etc.— No.  58,180. 

P.  J.  Mogan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendant  to  audit  and  allow 
plaintiff's  demand  as  Fish  and  Game  Warden  during  the  month  of  January, 
1897. 

February  12,  1897,  received  copy  of  petition  and  alfernative  writ. 

February  16,  1897,  demurrer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

February  19,  1897,  demurrer  to  petition  overruled. 

February  23,  1897,  answer  to  petition  served  and  filed. 

February  24,  1897,  demurrer  to  answer  received. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  to  answer  submitted  on  brief  a. 

April  15,  1897,  judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7 -P.  223. 


Charles  Altschul  vs.  A.  C.  Widber,  Treasurer,  etc.— No.  . 

Rosenbaum  &  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendant  to  pay  to  plaintiff  the 
sum  of  $11,000  in  redemption  of  certain  Dupont  street  bonds. 
February  19,  1897,  received  copy  of  petition  and  order  to  show  cause. 
March  10,  1897,  action  dismissed. 
R.  7— P.  224. 


Security  Savings  Bank  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,054. 

Sidney  V.  Smith,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action   to   recover  the  sum  of  $8,398,99  taxes  paid  under  protest  in  the 
fiscal  year  1896-7. 

February  24,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
March  29,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  233. 


William  G.  J.  Bloomfield  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  58,586. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 


384  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S   REPORT. 

March  &,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  16,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendant. 

R.  7— P.  241. 

S.  B.  Alden  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  58,597. 

Alfred  Clarke,  Attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 

March  8,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  16,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

B.  7— P.  241. 

J.  W.  Beckwith  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  58,633. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 

March  12,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  16,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  8-P.  242. 

Andrew  Briggs  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  58,638. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 

March  12,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  16,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7— P.  242. 

Joseph  Enright  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al. — No.  58,616. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 
March  10,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
March  16,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 
April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 
B.  7— P.  243. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       385 

J.  H.  Colbert  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  58,617. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  to  compel  defendants  to  restore  plaintiff  to 
his  position  in  the  Police  Department. 

March  10,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

March  16,  1897,  demuirer  served  and  filed. 

March  19,  1897,  demurrer  argued  and  submitted. 

April  1,  1897,  demurrer  sustained.     Judgment  for  defendants. 

R.  7_p.  243. 


John  H.  Sievers  vs.  Charles  Warren  et  al.— No.  58,719. 

Otto  Turn  Suden,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  th^  sum  of  $10,000  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sus- 
tained by  reason  of  defendants  blocking  up  a  certain  sewer  at  Van  Ness 
avenue  and  Chestnut  street,  and  filling  the  roadway  of  said  crossing. 

March  17,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  30,  1897,  demurrer  of  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  served  and 
filed. 

May  20,  1897,  demurrer  of  City  and  County  submitted. 

May  25,  1897,  demurrer  of  City  and  County  overruled. 

May  27,  1897.  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  244. 


Eva  Metcalfe  et  al.  vs.  S.  M.  A.  Jackson  et  al.— No.  58,551. 

F.  R.  Brandon,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  obtain  a  decree  of  partition  as  to  a  certain  parcel  of  land  on  the 
north  line  of  Geary  street,  between  Taylor  and  Mason  streets,  being  fifty- 
vara  lot  No.  992  of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco. 

March  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  245. 


George  E.  Pinder  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  58,768. 

William  H.  Jordan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $1,500  damages  for  the  retention  of  plaintiff's 
property,  for  the  recovery  of  the  possession  thereof,  etc. 
March  23,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  10-12,  1897,  demurrer  filed  and  served. 
April  16,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 
April  29,  1897,  answer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  24G. 

Mountford  S.  Wilson  vs.  City  »nd  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,752. 
Freeman  &  Bates,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
25 


386        .          CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

Action  to  qniet  title  to  plaintiff's  property  on  the  north  line  of  Sutter  street, 
between  Jones  and  Taylor  streets. 

March  26.  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
May  17,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
May  20,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 
R.  7-P.  247. 


Bertha  Biber  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,753. 

Freeman  &  Bates,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  plaintiff's  property    on   the   north   line    of   Sutter 
street,  between  Jones  and  Taylor  streets. 

March  26,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  17,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  20,  1897,  demurrer  overruled. 

R.  7— P.  247.  

First  National  B  ink  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,815. 

Lloyd  &  Wood,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $8,290  paid  under   protest   by   plaintiff   as 
taxes  for  the  fiscal  year  1896-7. 

March  25,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
April  20,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 
Jane  28,  1897,  cause  tried  and  submitted. 
R.  7— P.  248. 

William  Larkins  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  50,767. 

Duncan  Hayne,  attorney  for  plaintiffs. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of   $1  323.35  for  goods,  labor  and  services  fur- 
nished to  defendant  during  the  fiscal  year  1892-3. 

April  3,  1897,  received  copy  of  summon?  and  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  249.  

Joseph  Cuneo  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  58,944. 

John  J.  Coffey,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $10,000  damages  for  the  alleged  destruction 
of  plaintiff's  property  by  the  agents  of  defendant. 

April  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  30,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

May  20,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  argued  and  submitted. 

May  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

June  2,  1897,  answer  to  amended  complaint  served  and  filed. 

June  17,  1897,  cause  tried.     Motion  for  non-suit  argued  and  submitted. 

June  24,  1897,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

June  28,  1897,  defendants  brief  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  250. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  387 

Joseph  Cuneo  vs.  City  and  County  of  Sin  Francisco — No.  58,913. 

John  J.  Coffay,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $4,000  damages  for  the  alleged  overflow   of 
sewer  on  Taylor  street. 

April  2,  1887,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  29,  1897,  motion  to  quash  summons  served  aod  filed. 

April  30,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
~  June  1,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  overruled. 
^  June  10,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  250. 


San  Francisco  Savings  Union    vs.    City  and  County  ot  San  Francisco — No. 

58,882. 

H.  C.  Campbell,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $31,375.78  taxes  paid  under  protest  for  the 
fiscal  year  1896-7. 

April  8,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
May,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  256. 


Mutual  Savings  Bank  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  59,155. 

Frank  J.  Sullivan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $4,291.63  taxes  paid  under  protest   for   the 
fiscal  year  1896-7. 

April  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
May,  1897,  answer  served  and  filed. 
R.  8— P.  257. 


City  and  County  of  Sau  Francisco  vs.  John  H.  Dunham  et  al. — No.  59,102. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  quiet  title  to  that  certain  piece  of  land  lying  between  Steiner, 
Thirteenth,  Scott  and  Waller  streets,  known  as  the  Hospital  Lot. 

April  16,  1897,  complaint  filed  and  summons  issued.  Summons  and  com- 
plaint served  on  John  H.  Dunham. 

May  10,  1897,  received  answer  ot  defendant  Dunham. 

May  11,  1897,  notice  of  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  served  and  filed. 

May  13,  1897,  demurrer  to  defendants'  answer  served  and  filed. 

May  25,  1897,  motion  for  judgment  on  pleadings  granted.  Judgment  for 
plaintiff,  as  prayed  for. 

R.  7-P.  261. 


Jane  L.  Stanford,  Executrix,  etc.,  vs.  City  and  County  of   San  Francisco  — 
No.  55,264. 


388  CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   KEPOKT. 

Wilson  &  Wilson,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $23, 157. '28  taxes  paid  under  protest  for 
the  fiscal  year  1896-7. 

May  20,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
June  28,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
E.  7— P.  262. 


California   Safe   Deposit   and   Trust   Company  vs.  City  and  County  of  San 
Francisco— No.  59,446. 

Gunnison,  Booth  &  Bartnett,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to   recover   the  sum  of  $6,017.17  taxes  paid  under  protest  for  the 
fiscal  year  1896-7. 

June  8,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
E.  7-P.  264, 


Samuel  M.  Hilton  vs.  Charles  F.  Curry,  County  Clerk,  etc.— No.  60,288. 

Barrett  &  O'Gara,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Petition  for  writ  of  mandate  compelling  defendant  to  issue  to  plaintiff  a 
certificate  of  attendance  as  juryman  in  the  Superior  Court,  as  required  by 
law. 

June  22,  1897,  received  copy  of  affidavit  for  writ  and  order  to  show  cause. 

E.  7— P.  265. 


SCHEDULE 

OF    CASKS   AND   MATTEES   PENDING   IN    THE    JUSTICES'    COURTS    OF    TH3   CITY    AND 
COUNTY    OF   SAN    FEANCISCO. 


A.  E.  Sabatie  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  33,540. 

Eosenbaum  &  Scheeline,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  $115  alleged  to  be  due  upon  Dupont  s,treet°bonds. 
January  5,  1886,  action  commenced. 
January  8,  1886,  demurrer  filed. 

January  19,  1886,  stipulation  made  giving  defendant  until_ten  days  after 
notice  to  argue  demurrer. 
E.  5— P.  74. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTOKNEY'S  REPORT.       389 

Michael  Conniff  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  65,985. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  brought  to  recover  $239.99  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained 
by  reason  of  a  negligent  construction  of  Jones  street. 

March  2,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
March  9,  1893,  filed  demurrer;  demurrer  overruled. 
February  21,  1895,  answers  served  and  filed. 
B.  6— P.  236. 


Vincent  Kingwell  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  67,665. 

Frank  I.  Kingswell,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 
June  9,  1893,  received  summons  and  complaint. 
January  2,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
E.  6— P.  260. 


Charles  Brown  et  al.  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  69,586. 

I.  I.  Brown,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $29.65. 
•September  27,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  16,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days"  from  notice 
thereof  to  plead. 
R.  6— P.  238. 


W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  69,507. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $184.87. 
August  2,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  19,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

K.  6--P.  240. 

Emil  Pohli  vs.  City  and  County  of  Sau  Francisco — No.  69,555. 

S.  Rosenheim,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  for  services  performed  to  the  sum  of  $26.25. 
September  25,  1893,  received  copj^  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  31,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  241. 


T.  Connolly  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  69,259. 

G.  H.  Perry,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $159.92. 


390  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'SjfREPORT. 

September  11,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
October,  1893,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  6— P.  253. 


Wm.  Healey  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  19,098. 

Sumner  and  Moses,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  $250  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 
September  11,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  18,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
R.  6— P.  254. 


Wm.  Ashcroft  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  et  al. — No.  68,108. 

Maguire  and  Levy,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  services  rendered  as  Secretary  of  Fourth-of-July  Committee. 

July  6,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  11,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  271. 


J.  H.  McKay  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  o£  San  Francisco— No.  68,218. 

Milton  E.  Babb,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $213.64. 

July  12,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

October  11,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  6— P.  276. 

W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  69,303. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $265  50. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  287. 


Pacific  Lighting  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No. 
69,330. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $34  75. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
R.  6— P.  287. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  391 

California  Furniture  Manufacturing  Company  vs.  The  City  and  County  of 
San  Francisco— No.  69,299. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $255  60. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from   notice  to 
plead. 
R.  6— P.  287. 


W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  69,300. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $265  50. 
September  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R,  6— P.  287. 


W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  69,301. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $265  50. 
September,  19,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated   that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 
R.  6-  P.  287. 

W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  69,302. 

E.  S.  Heller,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $265  50. 
September  19,  1893,  copy  of  summons  and  complaint  received. 
February  2,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  287. 

W.  M.  Cooklin  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  69,258. 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $130.60. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
pleac). 

R.  6— P.  292. 

W.  A.  Swinerton  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  68,838. 
W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


392      CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $299.99. 
September,  1893,  copy  of  summons  and  complaint  received. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6— P.  292. 

A.  Lo  Presti  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  . 

W.  C.  Graves,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $117  40. 
September,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
February  28,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead. 

R.  6-P.  292.  

Nelson  J.  Rogers  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  69,785. 

J.  T.  Rogers,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $123  75. 

October  7,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

November  15,  1893,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  2. 

J.  E.  Bier  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  70,665. 

In  propria  persona. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $245. 

November  29,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  6,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

February  12,  1894,  demurrer  sustained;  ten  days  to  amend. 

March  5,  1894,  received  copy  of  amended  complaint. 

March  8,  1894,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7--P.  15. 


J.  E.  Bier  et  al.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco—No.  70,666, 

In  propria  persona. 

Action  for  goods  sold  and  delivered  to  the  sum  of  $257  50. 

Same  as  above. 

R.  7— P.  15. 


J.  C.  Johnson  &  Co.  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  70,844. 

C.  H.  Herrlngton,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  $116  11  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 
December  9,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  23,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
plead . 

R.  7— P.  17. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  393 

L.  P.  Degen  vs.  The  City  aud  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  70,916. 

C.  H.  Herrington,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $30  79  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 

Same  as  above. 

R.  7--P.  18. 

William  Whitfield  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  71,009. 

Beatty  and  Fowler,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  $208  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 
December  15,  1893,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  30,  1894,  stipulated  that  defendant  have  ten  days  from  notice  to 
pie-ad. 

R.  7-P.  20. 


Jerome  Millard  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  71,673. 

F.  A.  Hornblower,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $160  for  services  rendered. 

January  S6,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

January  10,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  30. 


P.  Foley  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  81,765. 

Action  to  recover  $100  for  services  rendered. 

May  14,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  18,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  tiled. 

R.  7— P.  87. 


Joseph  Finn  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  81,591. 

R.  F.  Mogan,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $96  for  services  rendered. 

May  14,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  18,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7-P.  88.  

J.  H.  A.  Folkers  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  81,616. 

H.  A.  Powell  &  W.  A.  Dow,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 
Action  to  recover  $97.25  for  goods  furnished. 
June  3,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
R.  6— P.  95. 

W.  Rigby  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  FrancUco— No.  72,066. 
W.  Rigby,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


394  CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

Action  to  recover  $49  75  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 
February  9,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
R.  7— P.  34. 


Chin  Fong  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  70,344. 

Smith  and  Murasky,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $55  for  goods  sold  and  delivered. 

May  9,  1894,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  6,  1894,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

January  24,  1895,  demurrer  overruled. 

March  11,  1895,  answer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  41. 


E.  P.  Fellows  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  81,079. 

R.  W.  King,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $35  for  goods,  wares,  etc. 

April  15,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

April  20,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  76. 


Merchants'  Exchange  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  81,148. 

Gunnison,  Booth  &  Bartnett,  attorneys  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $20  for  services  rendered. 

4pril  18,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  15,  1895.  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  77.  

H.  M.  Black  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  81,323. 

Fisher  Ames,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  $126  for  services  rendered. 

April  29,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

R.  7— P.  84. 


J.  M.  Gilbert  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — No.  81,741. 

Plaintiff  in  P.  P. 

Action  to  recover  $299  for  services  rendered. 

May  14,  1895,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

May  18,  1895,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7_p.  86. 


Timothy  Hurley  vs  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  88,398. 
Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.        395 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $216,  alleged  to  be  due  on  a  certain  judg- 
ment against  defendant,  recorded  in  Book  2,  J.  C.  A.,  p.  504. 

February  14,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  29,  1896,  demuirer  served  and  filed. 

March  9,  1896,  demurrer  overruled. 

March  9,  1896.  answer  served  and  filed. 

March  23,  1896,  cause  tried  and  submitted  on  briefs. 

March  24,  1896,  plaintiff's  brief  received. 

April  1,  1896,  defendant's  brief  served  and  filed. 

July  22,  1896,  received  notice  of  judgment  for  plaintiff. 

July  23,  1896,  received  cost  bill  of  plaintiff.  Notice  of  motion  to  strike 
out  cost  Vdll  served  and  filed. 

July  27,  1896,  motion  to  strike  out  cost  bill  granted, 

R.  7-P.  127. 


Moses  Clayburgh  vs.  The  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  82,252. 

Reinstein  and  Eisner,  attorneys  for  plaintift. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $280,  for  hire  of  horse  and  buggy  during 
months  of  January,  February,  April  and  June,  1893,  and  rent  of  Engine 
House,  for  months  of  May  and  June,  1893. 

June  3,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

June  5,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

R.  7— P.  119. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  Win.  Alvord,  et  al.— No.  91,349. 

Alfred  Clarke,  in  propria  persona. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $222,  damages  sustained  by  plaintiff  by 
reason  of  the  denial  of  certain  rights  secured  by  Section  1,977,  R.  S.  U.  S. 

June  18,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

July  23,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 

August  26,  1896,  demurrer  sustained;  five  days  to  amend.  Notice  to 
strike  out  demurrer  denied. 

R.  7— P.  154. 


Alfred  Clarke  vs.  William  Alvord  et  al.— No.  92,115. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $280  damages  alleged  to  have  been  sustained 
by  reason  of  defendants'  violation  of  Section  1,979,  Revised  Statutes  U.  S. 
July  20,  1896,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
July  25,  1896,  demurrer  served  and  filod. 
R.  7-P.  158. 


396        CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

John  T.  Hayes  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  —No,  9 "5, 892. 

Robert  W.  King,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $150  balance  alleged  to  be  due  to  plaintiff 
upon  a  contract  for  building  Engine  House  No.  32. 

January  8,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  29,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  211. 

Richard  Brooks  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  96,259. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $279  alleged  to  be  due  plaintiff  upon  a  cer- 
tain unsatisfied  judgment. 

January  23,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 
January  18,  1897,  demurrer  served  and  filed. 
R.  7— P.  217. 

Alfred  Clarke,  vs.  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— No.  96,189. 

Alfred  Clarke,  attorney  for  plaintiff. 

Action  to  recover  the  sum  of  $179.50  alleged  to  be  due  upon  a  certain 
judgment  obtained  in  the  case  of  Timothy  Hurley  vs.  City  and  County  of 
San  Francisco. 

February  2,  1897,  received  copy  of  summons  and  complaint. 

February  17,  1897,  demurrer  to  complaint  served  and  filed. 


In  the  Superior  Court  of  Maria  County,  In  the  Matter  of  the  Estate  of  J.  M. 
Donahue,  deceased — No.  522,  Matin  County. 

Petition  for  the  final  distribution  of  the  sum  of  $25,090,  in  trust,  to  be 
expended  in  the  erection  of  a  memorial  fountain,  as  provided  for  in  the  last 
will  and  testament  of  said  J.  M.  Donahue,  deceased. 

Jane  15,  1896,  petition  of  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  filed;  argued 
and  submitted. 

June  25,  1896,  brief  of  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco  mailed  to  Judge 
Angellotti. 

August  10,  1896,  final  decree  signed  making  allowance  of  above  sum  of 
$25,000  for  the  erection  of  memorial  fountain. 


CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT.       397 

OPINIONS    RENDERED 

DURING  FISCAL  YEAR  1896-97. 


TO   THE   BOARD    OF    SUPERVISORS. 


July  9,  1896— As  to  the  title  of  the  City  and  County  to  Ocean  avenue;  also 
width  of  said  avenue. 


July  10,  1896 — As  to  whether  Ash  avenue,  between  Webster  and  Fillmore 
streets,  is  an  open,  public  street. 


July  11 5  1896 — As  to  whether  the   City   can   convey   title   to   portion    of 
Mission  Block  No.  48. 


August  19,  1896 — As  to  whether  it  is  necessary  for  the  Board  of  Super- 
visors to  pass  "  plumbing  rules  and  regulations  "  approved  by  Board  of 
Health. 


October  14,  1896— As  to  whether  City  and  County  is  liable  to  pay  fees  to 
grand  jurors  and  jurors  in  criminal  cases. 


October  20,  1896— As  to  the  legality  of  the  claims  of  William  Roper  for 
work  done  in  Ocean  View  by  order  of  the  Board  of  Health. 


November  9,  1896 — As  to  whether  proper  proceedings  were  taken  to  con- 
stitute a  lien  for  the  payment  of  the  expenditures  for  the  abatement  of 
nuisances  in  Ocean  View  by  William  Roper. 


November  16,  1896— As  to  the  power  of  the  Board  to  establish  an  assess- 
ment distiict  to  pay  the  cost  of  grading  Polk  street,  between  Greenwich  and 
Lombard  streete. 


398  CITY  AND   COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT. 

November  16,  1896— Advising  a  disclaimer  in  the  case  of  Davis  ag-unst 
the  Pacific  Improvement  Company. 


November  20,  1896 — As  to  the  liability  of  the  City  and  County  to  pay  the 
judgment  demand  for  $2,342.70  in  the  case  of  Mackay  vs.  The  City  and 
County  of  San  Francisco. 


November  24,  1896 — As  to  the  sufficiency  of  the  bond  submitted  by  the 
People's  Mutual  Telephone  Company. 


November  30,  1896 — As  to  the  necessity  of  employing  special  counsel  in 
the  Lafayette  Park  litigation. 


November  30,  1896  —As  to  the  advisability  of  an  appeal  in  the  action  of 
the  City  and  County  against  the  German  Savings  and  Loan  Society. 


December  31,  1896 — As  to  whether  Oregon  street,  in  Water  Lot  No.  66, 
is  an  open,  public  street. 


December  31,  1896— As  to  the  title  of  the  City  and  County  to  the  gore  lot 
on  Sacramento  street,  275  east  of  Drumm. 


January  8,  1897 — As  to  whether  the  specifications  for  the  new  municipal 
building  can  be  changed  after  the  award  of  contract. 


January  14,  1897 — As  to  when  the  City  and  County  is  liable  for  jury  fees. 


January  30,  1897— As  to  the  liability  of  the  City  and  County  for  work  per- 
formed in  front  of  Hospital  lot. 


February  1,  1897 — As  to  the  advisability  of  compromising  the  legal  con- 
troversy involving  title  to  the  engine  Lot  on  McAllister  street,  between  Polk 
street  and  Van  Ness  avenue. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  399 

February  1,  1897— As  to  the  title  to  Brady  street. 


February  20,  1897 — As  to  whether  the  Board  must  fix  the  water  rates  in 
the  month  of  February,  as  provided  in  the  Constitution  of  the  State. 


March  8,  1897 — As  to  the  advisability  of  compromising  the  action  of  Buck- 
ingham &  Hecht  against  the  City  and  County. 


March  13,  1897— As  to  tlie  liability  of  the  City  and  County  for  the  fees  of 
witnesses  in  criminal  cases  in  the  Superior  Court  for  each  day's  attendance 
upon  the  Court. 


March  24,  1897— As  to  the  constitutionality  of  the  Act  of  1893,  providing 
for  the  sale  of  franchises  in  municipalities. 


March  29,  1897 — As  to  the  power  of  the  Board  to  pass  an  ordinance  reg- 
ulating the  character  of  head  adornment  worn  by  ladies  in  theatres  and 
other  places  of  amusement. 


April  23,  1897— As  to  whether  Baker  and  Sullivan  alleys  are  open,  public 
alleys. 


May  7,  1897 — As  to  what  must  be  done  by  the  Board  to  cl;>se  Serpentine 
avenue. 


May  24,  1897 — Advising    the   commencement    of   an  action   against   the 
Shiels  Estate  Co.  to  quiet  title  to  Mission  Creek  lands. 


June  3,  1897— As   to   the   proper   action    to  be  ta^en  lo  acquire  the  land 
which  prevents  Houston  street  from  being  an  open,  public  street. 


June  8,  1897 — As  to  whether  tlie  I  ondon  Assurance  Company  is  liable  to 
assessment  for  a  fia  ( hise  on  its  business  of  fire  insurance,  an!  arjotber  on 
its  marine  insurance. 


400       CITY  AND  COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S  REPORT. 

June  11,  1897 — As  to  whether  the  line  drawn  across   South   Beach  Block 
No.  12  should  be  erased  from  the  official  map. 


June  1'J,  1897— As  to  whether  Cumberland  Place  in  Mission  Block  No.  72 
should  be  delineated  on  the  official  map. 


June  12,  1897 — As  to  whether  the  Board  of  Supervisors  can  exchange  an 
engine  lot  for  other  property. 


Juue  14,  1897 — Calling  attention  to  the  necessity  of  recommitting  twelve 
patients  to  the  Napa  Insane  Asylum. 


June  14,  1897 — Advising  a  disclaimer  in  the  action  of  Metcalfe  vs.  Jackson. 


June  24,  1897 —  As  to  the  power  of  the  Board  to  establish  an  intermediate 
grade  on  Liberty  street,  between  Noe  and  Sanchez  streets. 


TO   THE    AUDITOR. 


August  4,  1896 — As  to  the  legality  of  action  of   Board   of   Supervisors   in 
reducing  assessment  of  property  south  of  the  Park. 


TO   TAX   COLLECTOR. 


March  23,  1897 — As  to  the  advisability  of  receiving  the  amount  tendered 
in  payment  of  taxes  oc  lot  at  northeast  corner  of  Pennsylvania  and  Army 
street,  belonging  to  Mr.  James  T.  Boyd. 


Miy  4,  1897 — As  to  the  authority  of  the  Tux  Collector  to  make  a  tax  deed 
for  properly  sold  for  delicquent  Dupont  street  taxes. 


CITY  AND    COUNTY  ATTORNEY'S   REPORT.  401 


TO   THE   MAYOE. 


As  to  whether  the  Catholic  Archbishop  ever  quit-claimed  to  the  city. 


TO    THE   BOARD   OF  EDUCATION. 


October  20,  1896 — As  to  whether  the  Board  is  re  quired  to  advertise  for 
plans  for  proposed  Mission  High  School  building. 


December  22,  1896— As  to  whether  any  other  teacher  than  Miss  Hinds  is 
entitled  to  any  money  by  virtue  of  a  judgment  in  the  case  of  Hinda  vs.  The 
Board  of  Education. 


January  7,  1897 — As  to  whether  the  Board  of  Education   has  authority 
to  return  all  the  moneys  in  the  Medal  funds  to  the  donors. 


May  24,  1897 — As  to  the  legality  of  the  claim  of  M.  J.  Donovan  against 
the  Board  of  Education  for  work  performed  on  the  Girls'  High  School. 


REPORT 


ROBINSON  BEQUEST  FUND. 


Mr.  Jno.  A.  Russell, 

Clerk  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors— 


SAX  FR 


CITY  HALL,  ^ 

ANCISCO,  July  21,  1897.) 


DEAR  SIR:  In  reply  to  your  circular  letter  of  the  14th  inst.,  I  wish  to  report  the  follow- 
ing distribution  of  the  .Robinson  Bequest  Interest  Fund  for  the  year  1896-97. 

Amount  to  the  credit  of  the  fund  January  29, 1897,  $2,264.30,  which  was  disbursed  as  fol- 
lows: 


Salvation  Army,  for  Old  and  Homeless  Women. 

Children's  Day  Home 

Associated  Charities 

Little  Jim  Ward,  Children's  Hospital 

Little  Sisters'  Infant  Shelter 

San  Francisco  Nursery  for  Homeless  Children... 

St.  Andrew's  Society 

Ladies'  Hebrew  Benevolent  Society , 

Catholic  Ladies'  Aid  Society,  No.  2 

French  Ladies' Benevolent  Society 

German  Ladies'  Benevolent  Society 

Mayor's  Office 

Total...,      


$150  00 
250  00 
300  00 
100  00 
100  00 
100  00 
100  00 
100  00 
100  00 
ICO  00 
100  00 
764  30 


$2,261  30 


Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  P.  SULLIVAN,  JR., 
Mayor's  Clerk  and  ex-offlcio  Secretary  of  the  Commission. 


REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


OFFICE  OF  THE  CHIEF  OF  POLICE, 

SAN  FBANCISCO,  July  1,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Kesolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series)  of 
your  Honorable  Board,  I  submit  herewith  the  annual  report  of  the  Police 
Department  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "A." 

(Supplements  Nos.  1,  2,  3.) 

Tabulated  statement  of  offenses  charged  and  arrests  made  by  the  police 
during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "B." 

Comparative  statement  of  the  number  of  arrests  and  strength  of  the 
police  force  for  the  thirty  years  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "C." 

Comparative  statement  of  population  and  police  force  of  nine  principal 
cities  of  the  Union,  as  shown  by  latest  reports  received  at  this  office. 

EXHIBIT  "D." 

Number  of  witnesses  subpoenaed  for  the  Police  and  Superior  Courts 
and  lost  children  restored  to  their  parents  or  guardians  during  the  fiscal  year 
ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "E." 

Amount  of  property  stolen  and  lost,  and  amount  recovered,  during 
the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 


404:  KEPOBT   OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 

EXHIBIT   "F." 

Unclaimed  property  and  money  in  the  hands  of  the  Chief  of 
Police,  on  the  30th  day  of  June,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "G." 

Number,  character,  and  nationality  of  incoming  vessels  boarded  by 
the  police  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "H." 

Number  of  lottery  tickets  (exclusive  of  Chinese)  seized  by  the  police 
during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "I." 

Amount  of  money  received  from  Sheriffs  of  other  counties,  masters  of 
vessels  and  others  for  keeping  prisoners  in  the  City  Prison  during  the 
fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "J." 

Amount  of  fines  and  forfeitures  in  Police  Courts  for  arrests  made  by 
the  Police  Department  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "K." 

Police  stations  and  their  locations. 

EXHIBIT   "L." 

Summary  of  action  taken  by  the  Board  of  Police  Commissioners  in 
retail  liquor  dealers'  licenses  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "M." 

Strength  of  Police  Department  and  summary  of  action  taken  by 
Board  of  Police  Commissioners  in  the  trial  of  complaints  against  members 
thereof  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT  "N." 

Correspondence,  and  synopsis  of  business,  transacted  in  the  office  of 
Chief  of  Police  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. 


REPORT  OF  CHIEF   OF  POLICE.  405 

EXHIBIT    "0." 

Huinmary  of  Police  Patrol  wagon  service  during  the  fiscal  year  ending 
June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "P." 

Number  of  nuisances  abated  by  the  police  during  the  fiscal  year  end- 
ing June  30,  1897. 

EXHIBIT   "  Q." 

Fugitives  from  justice  arrested  in  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco 
and  delivered  to  the  authorities  of  other  counties  and  States  during  the  fiscal 
year  ending:June  30,  1897. 

The  'percentage  of  arrests  for  drunkenness  show  a  marked  decrease 
during  the  fiscal  year,  but  it  is  not  to  be  understood  that  12,738  persons  were 
arrested  for  drunkenness  during  the  year,  for  it  is  a  matter  of  record  that  the 
same  persons  were  arrested  many  times  during  the  year  for  this  offense. 

The  total  arrests  for  the  principal  charges  show  a  small  decrease. 

The  majority  of  the  manslaughter  charges  were  the  result  of  railroad  acci- 
dents, in  which  defendants  proved  their  non-liability. 

SUGGESTIONS. 

It  is  required  that  in  each  annual  report  suggestions  should  be  made  for 
such  improvement  in  the  arrangement  and  additions  to  the  equipment  of  the 
service,  as  experience  has  shown  to  be  necessary  or  useful.  In  the  annual 
reports  of  previous  years,  it  has  been  suggested  by  my  predecessor  that  the 
city  and  county  purchase  lots  and  erect  thereon  station  houses  fitted  up  with 
dormitories,  for  the  accommodation  of  a  reserve  force  of  police  in  cases  of 
emergency.  The  importance  of  this  subject  matter,  both  to  the  Department 
and  to  the  taxpayers  at  large,  cannot  well  be  over-estimated;  and  the  pro- 
priety of  municipal  ownership  of  station  houses  and  their  appurtenances 
seems  to  be  beyond  question.  No  difficulty  has  hitherto  been  encountered 
in  the  municipal  ownership  of  their  own  buildings  by  other  Departments  of 
the  City  Government.  No  objection  that  I  am  aware  of,  has  yet  been  heard 
of  against  the  Fire  or  School  Departments  owning  the  buildings  in  use  by 
them.  And  why  the  Police  Department  should  be  singled  out  to  be  left  to 
the  mercy  of  scattered  landlords,  I  cannot  understand.  I  can  see  no  reason 
why  the  station  houses  occupied  by  this  Department  should  be  located  in 
rented  buildings,  without  the  necessary  accommodations  for  the  officers, 
badly  lighted,  badly  ventilated  and  in  a  bad  sanitary  condition  both  as  to 
drainage  and  plumbing.  No  better  illustration  could  be  had  of  the  wretched 


406  REPORT  OF   CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 

condition  of  the   equipment  of   this  Department   in  this  regard,  than   the 
history  of  the  Southern  Police  Station  on  Folsom  street.     Prior  to  the  fire  of 
June  6,  1897,  at  839  Folsora  street,  immediately  west  of  the  station,    the 
station  building  was  anything  but  a  credit  either  to  the  city  or   this  Depart- 
ment, but  since  said  fire,  and  by  reason  of  the  injuries  caused  by  the  fire  to  the 
station  house,  the  building  has  become  so  absolutely  untenantable  and  unfit 
for  human  habitation,  that  it  has  been  condemned  by  the  Board  of  Health. 
My  efforts  to  find  in  the  vicinity  a  building  suitable  for  a  Police  Station  have 
been,   as   might  be   expected,    without   success;   and  in   deference  to   the 
efficiency  of  the  Department,  and  the  health  of  those  of  its  members  who  had 
been  assigned  to  the  Southern  Station,  I  was  compelled  to  remove  the  station 
temporarily  to  the  basement  of  the  Larkin  street  wing  of  the  City  Hall,  fit- 
ting up  for  that  purpose  two  of  the  rooms  south  of  the  Larkin  street  entrance 
for  the  use  of  the  Captain  and  Patrol  Sergeants  and  fitting  up  the  Assembly 
room  on  the  west  side  of  the  corridor  with  Icckers  for  the  patrolmen.      I 
have  given  such  orders  as  will  cause  this  removal  to  be  completed  by  July  31st. 
The  history  of  the  17th  Street  Station  also  illustrates  the  proposition  that 
I  am  endeavoring  to  impress  upon  your  Board.     Like  the  Southern  Station, 
this  station  is  without  proper  accommodations,  badly  lighted,  in  a  wretched 
condition,  so  far  as  draining  and  plumbing  are  concerned,  a  condition  of 
things  which  is  the  natural  outcome  of  the  use  of  an  old,  small  and  dilapi- 
dated building.     Heretofore,  in  a  communication  addressed  to  your  Honor- 
able Board,  under  date  of  June  21st,  1897,  I  pointed  out  the  wretched  con- 
dition of  the  Mission  District  Station  Houae  and  requested  that  a  lot  of  land 
in  Mission  Block  No.  50,  owned  by  the  City  and  County,  should  be  assigned 
to  the  use  of  this  Department  for  police  station   purposes;    that   a  police 
Station  for  the  Mission  District,  and  the  stables  for  the  horses  of  the  patrol 
wagon  and  Mounted  Patrol,  might  be  constructed  thereon.     In  connection 
with  this  communication  I  applied  to  your  Honorable  Board  for  the  sum  of 
$50,000,  to  be  appropriated  out  of  the  new  tax  levy  for  the   purpose  of  con- 
structing upon  this  property  suitable  buildings  for  the  police  purposes  sug- 
gested by  me.     I  had  a  conference  in  this  behalf  with  Hon.  T.  A.  Rottanzi, 
Chairman  of  the  Finance  Committee  of  your  Board,  and  with  the  Finance 
Committee  itself,    and  was  at   such  conference   informed  that   the   largest 
amount  of  money  which  could  be  appropriated  for  this  purpose  was  the  sum 
of  $35,000,  but  this  sum,  I  regret  to  say,  will  be  wholly  inadequate  for  the 
purposes  required.      It  is  simple  folly,  in  my  judgment,  to  attempt  the  con- 
struction of  such  buildings  in  any  other  than  a  substantial,  fire-proof  and 
generally  adequate  manner,  with  due  regard  for  the  uses  to  which  such  build- 
ings will  be  put.  , 

The  history  of  the  Police  Departments  in  other  cities,  and  particularly  in 
the  larger  and  more  progressive  Eastern  cities,  fully  justifies  the  position 
whish  1  am  assuming  in  this  matter.  In  these  cities,  the  police  stations  are 
city  property  and  are  fitted  up  in  a  substantial  and  adequate  manner,  to 
accommodate  all  officers  in  the  district  in  which  the  station  is  located,  thus 


REPORT   OF    CHIEF    OF   POLICE.  407 

giving  the  force  a  place  of  rendezvous;  where  they  can  be  concentrated  in 
cases  of  riot,  popular  outbreak,  etc.,  and  kept  iu  readiness  night  and  day. 
The  municipal  history  in  San  Francisco  furnishes  more  than  one  illustration 
of  the  possible  consequences  to  the  citizens  which  result  from  times  of  great 
public  excitement.  Without  mentioning  others,  it  will  be  enough  to  recall 
the  history  of  the  Goldenson  case,  when  an  angry  and  inflamed  mob 
attempted  siege  of  our  City  Prison.  I  cite  this  illustration  to  suggest  what 
may  possibly  happen,  and  to  point  out  and  emphasize  the  idea  that  police 
protection  to  life  and  property  largely  flows  from  the  adoption  of  measures 
which  are  essentially  precautionary  in  their  nature.  The  destruction  of 
property  by  riots  which  has  occurred  in  other  cities,  and  the  dangers  to 
which  we  have  been  exposed  from  similar  causes,  should  warn  us  to  use 
reasonable  diligence  and  proper  precautions  to  avert  such  disasters.  It  fre- 
quently occurs  that  a  small  body  of  police,  properly  drilled,  skillfully  handled 
and  adequately  equipped,  when  thrown  suddenly  upon  incipient  rioters,  will 
generally  quell  them  before  property  is  destroyed,  life  sacrificed  or  muni- 
cipal liabilities  incurred.  Promptness,  skill  and  adequate  equipment  are 
the  factors  which  create  efficiency  in  cases  of  this  class;  for  from  delay  only 
serious  and  disastrous  consequences  can  follow.  It  is  my  duty  to  remind 
you  that,  ultimately,  it  is  the  taxpayers  who  are  obliged  to  make  good,, 
losses  resulting  from  the  conduct  of  riotous  mobs;  and  I  urge  seriously  upon 
your  most  careful  attention  the  proposition  that  the  reasonable  precautionary 
measures  here  suggested  for  the  adequate  equipment  of  this  Department 
would  be  a  very  cheap  insurance  against  the  heavy  losses  which  may  be 
incurred  by  neglecting  to  take  that  care  of  the  public  interests  which  any 
reasonable  person  would  take  in  the  management  of  his  private  affairs. 

In  connection  with  this  subject  of  municipal  ownership  of  station  houses, 
let  me  make  another  practical  suggestion  to  your  Honorable  Board.  These 
station  houses  should  be  constructed  with  stables  for  the  horses  and  patrol 
wagons  in  use  in  the  districts.  In  communications  heretofore  addressed  by 
me  to  your  Honorable  Board,  I  have  given  you  the  details  and  the  figures 
which  establish  the  great  saving  to  the  taxpayers  which  would  result  from 
placing  the  stables  and  the  care  of  the  animals  within  the  immediate  control 
and  supervision  of  this  department.  I  will  not,  therefore,  at  this  time 
repeat  these  details;  but  shall  merely  again  insist  that  due  regard  for  muni- 
cipal economy  establishes  the  propriety  of  this  suggestion. 

I  am  not  unaware,  of  course,  of  the  legal  difficulties  which  may  stand  in 
the  way  of  the  immediate  realization  of  these  ideas.  While  it  is  true  that 
under  the  present  condition  of  the  law  governing  this  subject  the  City  and 
County  is  not  in  a  position  to  purchase  suitable  lots  of  Ian4  for  the  purposes 
indicated,  still  I  earnestly  recommend  that  action  be  taken  by  jour  Honor- 
able Board  for  the  purpose  of  providing  a  remedy  for  this  condition  of  affairs; 
and  in  this  behalf  I  suggest  that  steps  be  taken  to  obtain  from  the  next  Leg- 
islature such  an  enabling  act  as  will  permit  the  City  and  County  to  purchase 
or  transfer  from  other  Departments  suitable  sites  for  police  purposes.  This 


408  REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 

plan  will  at  once  relieve  the  City  and  County  from  the  constant  drain  for 
rent  and  stable  hire,  which  at  present  cripples  the  finances  of  this  depart- 
ment. 

There  can  be  no  doubt  in  the  mind  of  any  man,  with  the  requisite 
knowledge  and  experience  in  police  affairs  and  of  the  responsibilities  of  this 
Department,  that  there  is  only  one  policy  to  adopt  in  this  matter  of  station 
houses  and  their  appurtenances.  Every  consideration  suggested  by  the 
efficiency  in  this  Department  and  the  economy  of  its  administration  makes 
in  favor  of  municipal  ownership  of  these  buildings;  and  it  seems  to  me  that 
in  the  equipment  and  management  of  this  department  the  most  simple  busi- 
ness principles,  principles  of  every  day  application  in  the  most  common 
affairs  of  life,  should  not  be  overlooked.  In  communications  heretofore 
made  by  me  to  your  Honorable  Board,  I  have  pointed  out  and  insisted  upon 
the  saving  to  the  taxpayers  which  would  result  from  municipal  ownership 
of  these  necessary  buildings;  and  I  beg  leave  again  to  repeat,  with  respectful 
emphasis,  my  recommendations  in  that  behalf. 

The  patrol  and  signal  system  is  now  in  operation  at  five  police  stations, 
to-wit:  Central  Station,  Citj^  Hall,  with  thirty-seven  boxes ;  California  street 
Station,  with  forty-three  boxes;  North  End  Station,  1712  Washington  street, 
with  thirty  boxes;  Southern  Station,  827  Folsom  street,  now  removed  to  City 
Hall,  with  forty-nine  boxes;  17th  and  Howard  street  Station,  3215  17th 
street,  with  forty-one  boxes.  Your  attention  is  invited  to  Exhibit  "O"  of 
this  report,  which  gives  in  tabulated  form  the  service  rendered  by  this  system 
during  the  fiscal  year.  I  beg  leave  to  point  out  that  the  O'Farrell  Street 
Station  should  be  equipped  with  an  independent  system  complete,  thereby 
giving  a  full  and  adequate  protection  to  the  Western  Addition  and  Richmond 
Districts.  Such  an  equipment  would  require  the  office  table  and  batteries, 
and  forty  new  boxes  at  a  total  cost  of  $7,000.  The  area  covered  by  the 
signal  system  is  too  limited  and  should  be  extended  at  once  by  the  addition 
of  signal  boxes  in  the  southern  suburbs  on  the  Mission,  San  Bruno  and 
Ocean  House  Roads,  which  are  now  covered  by  a  Mounted  Patrol.  The 
reason  for  this  is  obvious;  no  department  adequately  equipped  should  be 
without  proper  facilities  for  bringing  into  rapid  communication  outlying 
districts  and  the  Central  Office. 

As  soon  as  possible,  four  patrol  wagons  should  be  constructed  for  the 
double  purpose,  no't  only  of  replacing  those  worn  out  by  long  service,  but 
also  to  increase  the  efficiency  of  the  Department  by  providing  these  wagons 
for  outlying  districts. 

There  should  be  established  a  Police  Station  in  the  vicinity  of  Steiner  and 
Union  or  Greenwich  streets,  because  that  district,  owing  t<?  the  topography 
of  that  part  ot  the  city,  the  pleasure  resorts  of  Seaside  Gardens,  Harbor 
View  Park,  the  Presidio,  Fulton  Iron  Works,  Gas  Works,  Lumber  Yards, 
etc.,  and  the  isolation  from  the  main  lines  of  street  railways  requires  special 
police  protection. 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF  OF  POLICE.  409 

I  recommend  that  a  Police  Station  should  be  established  in  the  vicinity  of 
Golden  Gate  Park,  but  so  situated  as  to  command  the  Park  and  Ashbury 
Heights  and  Richmond  Districts.  The  establishment  of  such  a  station  is  fast 
becoming  a  matter  of  necessity,  owing  to  the  large  increase  both  in  building 
and  in  population,  in  the  district  mentioned. 

The  increase  during  the  last  year  of  the  mounted  patrol  for  duty  in  the 
outlying  districts  has  demonstrated  the  value  and  necessity  of  this  branch  of 
the  service;  a  branch  which  is  highly  commended  by  the  residents  of  these 
districts.  I  would  recommend  a  further  increase  of  this  patrol,  and  that 
horses  and  necessary  equipments  should  be  supplied  for  that  purpose. 

Were  this  patrol  augmented,  I  should  then  be  enabled  to  patrol  all  avenues 
and  boulevards  where  dangerous  fast  driving  or  equally  dangerous  runaways 
might  occur. 

The  Harbor  Police  in  a  large  commercial  city  like  ours,  with  its  extensive 
water  front,  with  many  miles  of  wharves  and  with  its  large  commerce  which 
requires  the  boarding  of  all  incoming  vessels,  should,  as  a  matter  of 
necessity,  be  provided  with  a  proper  steam  vessel  to  enable  them  to  dis- 
charge their  many  duties  properly  and  promptly. 

I  recommend  that  your  Honorable  Board  adopt  such  legislation  as  will 
place  all  parades  of  whatever  nature  (except  funerals),  and  all  public  meet- 
ings, political  or  otherwise,  under  the  control  of  the  Mayor. 

To  Wm.  S.  Barnes,  Esq.,  District  Attorney  of  the  City  and  County,  and 
H.  T.  Creswell,  Esq.,  City  Attorney,  I  desire  to  express  my  thanks  for 
valuable  services  rendered  this  Department. 

In  conclusion,  I  beg  to  state  that  during  the  greater  portion  of  the  last  fis- 
cal year,  my  predecessor  was  in  charge  of  the  Department,  and  that  I  did 
not  assume  the  office  of  Chief  of  Police  until  my  election  thereto  on  April  7, 
1897.  Upon  assuming  the  duties  of  Chief  of  Police,  I  found  all  branches  of 
the  service,  so  far  as  the  personnel  of  the  members  was  concerned,  to  be 
efficient.  I  have  found  the  officers  well  drilled  and  disciplined;  and,  not- 
withstanding that  the  force  is  smaller  in  proportion  to  population  than  in 
any  other  seaport  town  in  the  United  States  and  notwithstanding  the 
defective  equipment  of  the  Department,  I  have  found  that  in  this  city  the 
preservation  of  order  and  the  suppression  of  crime  will  compare  favorably 
with  that  of  any  of  the  other  large  cities  in  the  Union.  In  other  words,  I 
have  found  in  the  Police  Department  of  San  Francisco,  what  I  had  known 
for  many  years  before,  the  best  material  coupled  with  the  poorest  equipment 
of  any  department  with  which  I  am  acquainted.  This  is  my  first  report 
since  my  induction  into  the  office  of  Chief  of  Police;  and  it  is  impossible  for 
me  to  close  this  report  without  saying  a  word  or  two  concerning  my  past 
experience  and  concerning  those  who  mingled  in  it.  For  forty-four  years  I 
kave  served  this  community  in  the  Police  Department;  and  during  all  that 
time  have  experienced  all  phases  of  police  duties  and  police  service ;  and 
during  all  that  time  I  have  constantly  endeavored,  to  the  best  of  my  ability, 
to  do  my  duty  in  any  impartial,  just  and  effective  manner.  During  twenty- 


410  REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 

two  years  of  this  time,  by  reason  of  my  position  in  the  Department  as  Head 
of  the  Detective  Corps,  I  was  thrown  into  constant  relations,  of  the  closest 
intimacy,  with  the  retiring  Chief,  P.  Crowley,  and  thus  we  came  to  know 
each  other  as  only  men  can  who  are  in  such  constant  association  extending 
over  so  long  a  period  of  time.  Chief  Crowley  has  left  the  Police  Depart- 
ment, but  he  has  left  behind  him  in  the  Department  a  record  that  any  man 
might  justly  envy.  For  faithfulness  in  the  discharge  of  his  duty,  for  single- 
ness  and  sincerity  of  purpose  seldom  found  among  men,  for  steadfast  friend- 
ship and  kindness  of  heart,  Chief  Crowley  stands  pre-eminent  among  the 
men  who  have  made  history  in  this  municipality;  and  while,  in  common 
with  the  other  members  of  this  Department,  I  regretted  his  retirement,  still, 
that  regret  was  tempered  by  the  knowledge  that  he  was  about  to  enjoy  the 
rest  and  release  from  official  care,  toil  and  responsibility,  to  which  he  was 
justly  entitled.  Upon  his  retirement,  the  Board  of  Police  Commissioners 
saw  fit  to  place  me  in  charge  of  this  Department,  and  I  cannot  close  my  first 
report  without  expressing  the  deep  sense  of  obligation  which  I,  in  common 
with  the  other  citizens  of  this  community,  feel  towards  the  members  of  the 
Board.  For  very  many  years,  this  Board  has  gone  steadfastly  and  cou- 
rageously on  building  up  an  efficient  Police  Department  in  San  Francisco, 
bringing  within  its  membership  the  best  material  obtainable  and  weeding 
out  all  inefficient,  incompetent  or  otherwise  undesii-able  members.  The  one 
guiding  purpose  in  the  mind  of  the  Board  has  been  the  efficiency  of  this 
department,  a  purpose  which  they  have  carried  out  with  a  degree  of  impartial 
justice  to  all  concerned,  which  was  and  is  judicial  in  its  character;  and  the 
result  of  their  untiring  efforts  in  this  behalf  is  to  be  seen  in  the  success 
which  has  crowned  their  endeavors.  It  shall  be  my  endeavor  to  retain  the 
respect  both  of  the  Board  and  of  the  community. 
Respectfully  submitted, 

I.  W.  LEES, 

Chief  of  Police. 


EEPOET  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


411 


2  I 


11 


Tot 

als  

9    ^ 

i 

June  

i-ii-Hf-ieoi-it.-rHt~                • 

May  

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April  

^ 

i-l                     rH        OS        i-l        0        i-l        CO 

March  ...... 

.                     ^        J.                    CO        ^        ^ 

February 

T-H           1-H 

1-1 

CO        g.                    00        ^        ^ 

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: 

CO        rH        Tf<                     ^        -* 

* 

December  

-        -        S                     -            |        - 

November  

j                   CO       rH       JO       ^        rt 

October  

i-H        i-H                   O5       rH        IO           -       10 

September  .  .  . 

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July  

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rH        C^                     CO        ?-H         CO 

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412 


KEPOKT   OF  CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


Totals  

O                    OOrt-^^lMi-H-^Cq-^iOOCfli-IOi-ICM 

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January  

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December.  .  .  . 

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1-1 

CD       (M        CO 

1-1 

November  .  .  . 

§  s 

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October 

Cs 

$  a 

§5         8    ~    * 

September  .  .  . 

-1 

IO      «B      tN 

2    -    S3    -    " 

1-1 

August  

<N 

3    3    ^ 

§3        R     :     : 



July  

05       S5       *"* 

%         2    «     : 

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Basket  ordinance,  violating  
Bathing  undressed,  in  proscribed 

si         i.  i   I'. 

Concealed  weapon,  brass  knuckles  .  . 

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Burglary,  attempted  
Burglars'  tools,  having  in  pos 

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REPORT  OF  CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


413 


Tota 

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December  

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:     : 

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. 

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Concealed  weapon,  pistol  
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Cruelty  to  children  
Defrauding  hotel-keeper  

Deserter  from  United  States  A 

414 


REPOBT   OF   CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


Totals 


June  

CM                                                                  CO       T-I        CO                   00           •       OS       CO 

* 

:           :                                              : 

May  

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April    . 

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m                    I-H                     comt^             os'     co     oo 

m 

January  

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«OCM                   CO                               ouOO                   t^-C^-<fCN 

CO                                                                                            g        „                       CO             j 

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" 

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£ 

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1-1 

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g                                                                 OS       g      CO                   »                               3 

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g    «                          -|Sc5-S 

in 

OFFENSE. 

i  ^      «  i  I        i            J  1 

•     h     r   B    ».    H               'a                     2s 

^     1           1    '  1     1                                                    la 

1*1-1-*                  1            a3     »     1    1 

1  1  1  I  S  ?  d        =     1  I  i  ^ 

1  1  1  i  1  1  1     =  i    1  5  s  | 

1  1  S.I  i  1  1     II     i  1  1  i 

f  i  1  ?  1  1  tl  !  i  i  1  1 

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^o-s        g            £g§       lass 

OPS           P                  PPH           ^     i     ;Z     ^. 

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and  threatening  manner  

REPORT   OF    CHIEF    OF    POLICE. 


415 


Toll 

ils. 

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* 

June  

-        rH            •        i-l                     O        in 

•        rH        i-H        CO        •*                     •* 

May  

rH 

0.        rH                     OO        10 

"*     :   j              : 

. 

April 

rH         CC 

•        rH                     CO        fr» 

TJ«        rH        rH                                  rH 

March  

00        ~*                    S        rH 

rH            •        rH            •        O                     rH 

February  

1-1 

rH        <M                     in        t~ 

CO        rH        OO        rH                     t>. 

January  

" 

10        ST.        rH                   «0        •*        iffl                              M 

' 

December  — 

0        05 

-*•        rH                                  CO        CO 

November  

1-1 

10     m 

CO                                                  •        JJ 

October  

CO 

CO        IO 

• 

tt                       :      : 

September... 

O        rH 

C^       «N                                  -CO 

August  

"*        rH 

rH            •        r-.                                  rH        CO 

July       -     . 

I"H 

(M        5O 

rH        lO       CM        CO        rH       C*        i-H 

.  OFFENSE. 

Exposing  immature  veal  for  sale.  .  .  . 
Extortion..., 

Extortion,  attempted  
Failure  to  make  legal  entry  on  books 
Failure  to  provide  for  minor  child.  .  . 

False  pretenses,  obtaining  money  or 
goods  by  
Fast  or  reckless  driving  

TiVlnnv  nnmnnnndinir 

:    'g                      : 

i  !  -  M      1 

*  f  I  f  |  | 
;  |  I  1  i  1  1 

111  111   t 

416 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF    OF   POLICE. 


Totals  

|  I                                         3   |  « 

1 

^ 

i     S     °     "       ! 

May 

^       '.            **»!.-'! 

: 

j        |       CO       t~       «M 

April 

-•     :         «o    <M     : 

-* 

N        CO       CO 

•* 

March  

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CD 

8    - 

°* 

February.     .  . 

-  3  -        |  « 

:     rt            o>     o- 

*•*        i-4 

<M 

January  

rH                   OO 

So     N 

»H 

INN 

• 

December  — 

.     cq     rn 

"           \ 

-#       r-l       0}        SO 

November  .  .  . 

-  s  -        ; 

-         0 

—  1       CO        t-       C* 

October  

-  ° 

CO 

CO                   0 

S         2      1 

September  .  .  . 

s  M  s  -* 

August  

l-H        IM 

1-1 

g        M       CO        ® 

July 

C-- 

1-1        •     e*" 

00 

^ 

a  -      - 

OFFENSE. 

Fraudulent  conveyance  

-tt 
• 

Gambling  (stud-horse  roker)  .  .  . 

Gambling,  lot'ry  aiding  and  manag'g 
Gambling,  lottery  house  keeping  .... 
Gambling,  lottery  house  visiting  
Gambling,  lottery  tickets,  selling  

| 

A 

M    9f    tfl 

ng  (nickel  in  slot), 
ug  (pool-selling  in 
its).... 

§ 

ri 

a)      aT    "31     o     ^-s    -^ 

SO       SO       bC       SO       60       SJ 

-        =        325- 

UK  (monte) 

Illllllll^ 

Jooouoocso 

REP  GET   OF   CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


417 


EXHIBIT  "A"—  CONTINUED. 

Toti 

ils  . 

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cq      °*      5                        N 

«    g    |    «    3 

1 

June  

»      10      eg              *     » 

S    « 

« 

May  

%    «    g           :    »          : 

1-1 

8    - 

April... 

*    S         °*    §5 

rH          r-                          - 

^     1 

March- 

R"-    S    -          S         - 

** 

§      : 

February  

a  »  s  -  -  3 

"""          *"* 

K    * 

January  

I  -      s 

&    - 

* 

1 

December  

•             •             •         I-l        i-H         CO 

I 

November  .  .  . 

s  •**  -  1  — 

0       1-1       rH 

0         00         rH 

October  

[-*•«.-• 

(O       iH 

«S       ^       <M       t- 

September.  .  . 

"  *  "  "  Is 

<M 

B    ^     : 

August 

•       ^n        50       r-H           •       M 

^ 

t^        rH                     l-H 

July  

.                       •           .        in       tO 

§      : 

OFFENSE. 

o 

. 

Gambling  (Pie  Gow  game)  
Gambling,  tan  game  keeping  
Gambling,  tan  game  visiting  
Garue  law,  violating  
Hack  ordinance,  violating  
Health  ordinance,  violating  
Horse,  leaving  unhitched  in  publ 
street  
Hydrants,  obstructing.  . 

:          «           :      :      : 

j          I    I    1     i    1 

i  *  1  !  1  1  1 

J^>        j?        Q       *G        cc       ^j 
1  -i  S   S  |   2 

fc  .8  *  i  «  o  1  J 

OJ        ^SJ-MS^W- 

1    I   I   I   1     S     o    S 

§    5  r  2  3  =  <f  S 
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®      »"     «"     a>      «>"     BBS 

Js   s   a   s   a   g   g 
,  !  1  1  !  *  1  1 

A 

27 


418 


KEPOKT   OF   CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


Tota 

Is 

1  a      a      s  -              •  a  - 

i 

June  

"** 

""^S05          §    ^    ""*    3      -           .CS|t>*: 

May 

1O 

S   K        »    |    j  *-               -   3     ; 

April 

m 

s  „      s  -.„--.-  s    | 

March.  

<M 

S    3         S|S 

r-i        r->        00        CO        t~ 

February  

l« 

r-i        i-i                     t>-            •        CS 

-      :     :    «    S      : 

January  

* 

§3    8    "*    S           j 

.  -  -  -  j,  | 

« 

December  — 

CO 

2   S    -    S         S 

•       CO        CO       CO        •* 

November.... 

CO 

a  s    j  s      s 

-    «    S    S      i 

October  

.       <N 

S   S     ;   S   -   S 

-  j-»  i 

V-, 

September... 

CO 

s  s    i  a    |  s 

CO       CO       O       CO 

August  

CO 

55    ^     »   OB     •*  il 

w    3    S    =»    rt 

July..  

CO 

2   S     i   S   - 

00       rH        CO 

OFFENSE. 

Indecent  exposure  
Interest,  charging  unlawful  rate  of.  . 


. 

Lewd  and  indecent  act,  committing. 
Libel  
License  law,  violating  liquor  
License  law,  violating  merchandise.  . 
License,  peddling  without  
License  badge,  peddling  without  
Liquor,  carrying  into  City  Prison  

Language,  vulgar  and  profane.  . 
Larceny,  grand  
Larceny,  grand,  attempted  
Larceny,  petit  
Larceny,  petit,  attempted  
Laundry  order,  violating  ...  

REPORT  OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


419 


To 

,als  .. 

H       |       £       <0       C                                                                                 <0        <D        0                   C,       « 

' 

s  - 

«, 

May  ......... 

a  - 

1-1 

April  

| 

3   -  x 

(O                              rH 

March 

O5       <M       <N 

«D        «                     rH        C- 

February  .  .  . 

a    j  « 

" 

rH         i-H 

January  

8  - 

(M 

Cq        iH        CO 

i 

December.  .  . 

*  - 

T*        rH 

November  .  . 

8  " 

t" 

r-I 

October  

S    " 

CO 

September... 

s  - 

r* 

C*        rH 

August  

j  is  - 

CO                   C' 

July  

rH         0         CO 

c- 

IM                   Cs 

: 

W 

1 
0 

1 

2 
s 

0 

o 

1 
a 
o 

i 

&  I 

3     "o 
o    .S 

i 

Minor,  jumping  on  and  off  steam  car 
in  motion  
Minor,  selling  liquor  to  .  , 
Murder... 

bo 

H 

1 

i* 

Obscene  pictures,  having  in  possess'n 

Lodging  house  law,  violating.  . 
Malicious  mischief  
Manslaughter  
Mayhem  .  .  . 

Milk  ordinance,  violating  
Minor,  admitting  where  liquo 
sold..., 

1 
I 

a 

a 

| 

! 
i 

420 


EEPOKT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


Tota 

Is  

-*  8  °  w  ss  i  3       -<  ^  -  3  e*  *,  « 

i 

June  

i™1    * 

;    to     ^ 

1—4                         I 

May 

•* 

(M       «       rl 

:    ^      ; 

- 

April  

t- 

M    §S     : 

Irt                            T- 

March  

<M 

«    S    rt 

•-H                •     cq 

February  — 

<M       •*       •* 

:    «     : 

:           : 

January  

1O 

~     :  8  » 

-*     :     : 

:     : 

• 

December  .  .  . 

•^ 

§5 

N        C3 

November.,.. 

TH          I-H 

"    S     : 

.      eo          ; 

H 

:            : 

October  

!N 

C*        i-H        O        i-H 

' 

September... 

TK       «S                   <M       «       CO 

<M       ^1 

:     :                                            :           : 

July 

,_,                      :    "^           •      •    <N    >H    ^n 

OFFENSE. 

. 

:                            :    2         S     -      • 

1 

3 

I 

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) 

I  :  .   :  d                                   °      : 

;     i            §      's. 

i  u  t     i  s  i  I    .if 

'.jiiHHH  !U 
iiiiii  If  JI  i 

1  I  1  1  1  1  £  I  1  1  I  1  1  I 

!  1  1  1  1  5  2  1     I  2  £  1  2  2 

Property,  selling  unlawfully 

franrl  r>r»rlitr\ra 

REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


421 


*  a  - 

S     °     go 

S 

Total 

H  

«             o 

„ 

0 

June  

i  j 

May  

^H         IO 

<M                   -* 

*"* 

00        i- 

CO 

April  

rH        CO 

1-1                   M 

J 

0<)        Cv 

s 

•       CO 

March  

"      ! 

C4                       l-H 

i 

OS       i- 

00 

February  .... 

i-H         CO 

N                       •* 

1-1 

s 

to 

I 

1 

January  

<M       >-< 

CO        rH        ». 

1-1 

s 

H 

1 

December  — 

-> 

.           .       OO 

<M 

CM 

1 

•        ,-(        i-l 

i-i         •'      00 

^ 

je 

s> 

November  

: 

H 

»—  i 

CQ 

— 

October  

1-1            t 

•         r-J         CO         C«- 

i 

" 

3 

a 

i 

~ 

September  .  .  . 

1-1 

[ 

•             ^       .^ 

M 

i> 

August  

<N        CO       O 

- 

S 

CO 

<M         l-H 

:     :    ^ 

rl        - 

CO 

0 

CO 

July 

:      i    * 

:         3 

! 

1 

-    1 

: 

3 

o 

e 
•g 

^ 
^ 

~     c 

!           2 

-    S 

ti 

1 

I 

11 

i 

\             I          rJ" 

;  &   « 

1  i 

a    i 

!   1 

I     "g 

:     i 

^ 

"o 

a 
1 

M 

~ 

Rape  
Receiving  stolen  g 
Refllsinar  to  show 

2 

B 

i 

J 

I 

i£ 

Resisting  an  office 
Revenue  law,  vio 
Robbery  

RYMI* 

Saloon,  allowing 

Svlliniti  vi,.l-iiiinr 

M 

K    5 

ill 

-    *    - 

f 
i  s 

1 

•> 

B 

li 

5    oc 

Street,  distributii 

422 


REPORT  OF  CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


i    Tota 

s  

^  g  ~  g  .0      ^gggs^si"5 

co~ 

| 

i 

1 

<M 

t>-       i—  I       C^       i—  1        Oi 

R 

S 
£• 

May. 

T:" 

& 

t~       M 

rt  i 

i 

April  

i-l        <M 

<N 

S 

m     <*, 

;i 

8 

e4" 

March  

o 

CO 

O 

CO 

C<1        W 

S 

cf 

February  

O5 

M 

t- 

IM 

"  1 

s 

K 

January  

CO 

•^< 

52 

OO 

*    2 

ci 

' 

December  

* 

0»       rH 

(M        •«• 

S5 

CM" 

November  .  .  . 

o     to 

:    i 

B. 

w 

October  

*~ 

SO       00 

«       g       CO 

^ 

(M- 

September... 

8  « 

•    ro    "^ 

1 

tc 

Ci       OS 

»O       <M 

i 

cs 

July  

^- 

** 

2    S 

"  i  ^ 

1 

OFFENSE. 

Street,  driving  advertising  wagon  on 
.Street,  playing  ball  on.  ... 

Street-car,  expectorating  in  
Street-car,  obstructing  ... 

Street-car,  transfer  order  violating.  . 
Street-car  transfer  selling,  contrary 
to  law.... 

:     : 

Street  order,  violating  
Threats  to  do  bodily  harm.  . 
Threats  to  kill.  .  .  . 

Trade  mark,  violation  of  .  .  . 
Tresnass  .  .  . 

Urinating  in  public  streets. 
Vagrancy  
Wearing  unlawful  apparel.. 

*  Total  

REPORT   OF   CHIEF  OF  POLICE.  423 


RECAPITULATION. 

ESCAPES,   PRISONERS  EN  ROUTE,   INSANE    PERSONS  ARRESTED,  WITNESSES 

DETAINED,  ETC.,   FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  30TH  DAY 

OF  JUNE,  1897. 

Escapes  from  Boys'  and  Girls'  Aid  Society 1 

Escapes  from  Orphan  Asylum  1 

Escapes  from  prison 1 

Homeless  persons  lodged  in  City  Prison 985 

Insane  persons  arrested 192 

Insane  persons  en-route  to  Asylums 10 

Indigent  persons  committed  to  Alms  House 67 

Minors  en-route  to  various  public  institutions 22U 

Number  of  Chinese  offenders  arrested. . , 3, 762 

Number  of  Japanese  offenders  arrested 138 

Persons  arrested  on  bench  warrants  from  Police  Judges  and  Superior  Courts 77 

Persons  for  medical  treatment 869 

Persons  surrendered  by  bondsmen 230 

Prisoners  detained  for  United  States  Marshal 2 

Prisoners  en-route  to  other  cities. 101 

Prisoners  en-route  to  State  Prisons 81 

Witnesses  detained  in  custody , * 

Total  number  of  offenses  charged  and  persons  arrested 29,168 


424 


REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


SUPPLEMENT  No.  1 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 


Abduction 

Arson 4  1 

Assault  by  means  and  force  likely  to  produce  great  bodily  injury  11       1 

Assault  with  a  deadly  weapon , , 36         56 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature  3 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  murder 34          26 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  rape 13  5 

Assault  with  intent  to  commit  robbery 12 

Attempt  to  commit  bribery 

Attempt  to  commit  burglary 1? 

Attempt  to  extort   1 

Attempt  to  commit  grand  larcenj1 3 

Attempt  to  commit  the  infamous  crime  against  nature 1 

Attempt  to  commit  mayhem |          1 

Attempt  to  rescue  prisoners 1 

Bigamy 1 

Burglary 175        112 

Child-stealing 2 

Crime  against  nature  5  ( 

Destroying  telegraph  message 1 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


425 


TO  EXHIBIT  "A.1 


CONVICTED. 

>• 
e-t- 

a 

DISMISSED, 

I'RNDING. 

H 

f 

n 

=r 
p 

3 

a 

Of  lesser  offense  

O 

3 
I 

1 
3 

No  evidence  to  convict  

Defendants  sentenced  on 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  

In  furtherance  of  justice.  .  . 

O 
D 

B4 

r 

8 

1 

00 

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  on 
their  own  recognizance.  .  . 

Against  defend'ts  sentenced 
on  other  charges  

Against  defendants  insane.  . 

* 
^ 
|l 

'•    §. 

i  I 

:  5' 

:  3 

'•  3° 

Against  fugitives  from  jus- 
tice   

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

I 

3 

3 

5 
19 
92 
3 
60 
18 
16 
2 
19 
3 
5 
1 

1 
1 
•2S7 
2 

8 

i 

13 

i 

1 

1 
8 
13 

1 
3 
12 

i 

6 



22 
3 

1 

9 

6 

1 

.... 

ll!      4 

1 

2 

10 

7 
6 
1 
1 
3 

4 
3 

1 

3 



: 

4 
2 

4 

9 
1 
1 

8 
2 

1 
1 
2 

1 

3 

5 

9 

•  j 

3 



2 
1 

5 
1 

2 

.... 

2 

3 

1 

1 

1 

73 

1 

I 

1 

4 



1 
12 

10 

12 

5 

1 

76 

2 
4 

59 

5 

... 

11 

20 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

i 

426 


KEPOKT   OF    CHIEF    OF  POLICE. 


SUPPLEMENT  No.  1 


OFFENSES  CHARGED. 


Embezzlement 49         23 

Extortion 2           2 

Felony  under  Section  51,  Penal  Code 21 

Felony  under  Section  222,  Penal  Code 1 

Felony  under  Section  266,  Penal  Code 1 

Felony  under  Section  476    Penal  Code 4           3 

Felony  under  Section  497,  Penal  Cole 4 

Felony  under  Section  563,  Penal  Code. 4 

Felony  under  Section  564,  Penal  Code 1 

Felony  under  Section  587,  Penal  Code.   1 

Felony  under  Section  596,  Penal  Code 2 

Felony  under  Section  641,  Penal  Code 1 

Felony  under  Section  22,  Purity  of  Elections  Act  1 

Felony  under  Section  27,  Purity  of  Elections  Act 

Felony  under  Section  29,  Purity  of  Elections  Act 

Felony  (putting  wife  in  house  of  prostitution) 1 

Felony  (compulsory  prostitution  of  women) 1 

Forgery 75         22 

Fraudulently  concealing  property 1    (       1 

Gaming 24 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


427 


EXHIBIT  "A"— CONTINUED. 


CONVICTED. 

Acquitted  

DISMISSED. 

FENDING. 

So* 

§r 
1 

c- 

Of  lesser  offense  

Of  misdemeanor  

No  evidence  to  convict  

Defendants  sentenced  on 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  

In  furtherance  of  justice.  .  . 

2 

1 
8 

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  on 
their  own  recognizance  .  . 

Against  defend'ts  sentenced 
on  other  charges  

Against  defendants  insane. 

f5' 
~~ 

'•   5. 

ji 

Againsl  fugitives  from  jus- 
tice   

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

1 





7 

4 
1 

4 

2 

1 

i 

4 
2 

1 

15 

14 

18 

3 

73 
4 
4 
1 
1 
7 
4 
4 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
10 
3 
1 
1 
99 
2 
24 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

3 

1 
1 

2 

4 

1 

1 

2 

1 

1 

10 

3 

' 

1 

11 



4 

7 

7 

1 

1 

1 

17 

1 

31 

5 

7 
1 

4 

' 

on 

•" 

428 


,  KEPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


SUPPLEMENT  No.   1 


O 

" 

M 

O 

~ 

1 

3    o 

a, 

o' 

g 

1 

-o 

rl 

f 

S1 

&- 

3 

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g 

— 

S 

:    § 

Sf 

1 

n 

jq 

sr 

OFFENSES  CHARGED. 

! 

•    2 
:    S. 

a 
c 

£ 

I 

r* 

a 

3 

CO 

GO 

c 

8 

3 

en 

3! 
1 

1 

Grand  larceny  

112 

82 

i 

195 

Incest  

1 

1 

Libel  

12 

14 

26 

Manslaughter 

Q 

4 

7 

Mayhem  . 

1 

1 

Misdemeanor 

1 

1 

11 

11 

Murder  

21 

17 

38 

Obtaining  mouey  or  property  by  false  pretenses  

44 

18 

Official  misconduct  

7 

7 

Perjury  

37 

14 

51 

Petit  larceny,  second  offense  

9 

6 

14 

Rape 

13 

1C 

Receiving  and  buying  stolen  goods  

0 

12 

Resisting  an  officer  

3 

3 

Robbery 

37 

is 

2 

57 

Seduction,  under  promise  of  marriage  

2 

3 

Totals  

r 

.REPORT   OF   CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


429 


EXHIBIT  "A"- CONCLUDED. 


CONVICTED. 

Acquitted  

DISMISSED. 

PENDING. 

gr 

1 

(iq 
I 

Of  lesser  offense  

Of  misdemeanor  

V 

0 

< 

o" 

<; 
§•' 

Defendants  sentenced  on 
other  charges  

Defendants  dead  

In  furtherance  of  justice  — 

On  habeas  corpus  

On  demurrer  

Defendants  discharged  on 
their  own  recognizance  .  . 

Against  defend'ts  sentenced 
on  other  charges  

Against  defendants  insane.  . 

Against  minors  in  Reform 
School  

c 

5 

For  trial  June  30,  1897  

29 

1 

•2 

1 

13 

16 

10 

1 

1 

3 

2 



32 

32 

1 

31 
1 

23 

195 
1 

26 
7 
1 
1 

11 

38 
57 
7 
51 
14 
16 
12 
3 
57 
3 

1 
1 

2 

1 

3 
1 
1 

3 

1 

1 

14 
1 

1 

11 
5 
16 

4 
4 

5 

1 

5 
3 

7 
2 

4 

1 

1 
4 

4 

.... 

30 
22 

4 

2 

.... 

3 
4 
2 
2 

8 



5 

1 

1 

1 

4 

5 
1 
3 
1 

2 

8 
2 

2 

10 

2 
5 

7 
1 

15 
1 
2 
3 

3 



1 
3 

3 
5 
1 

4 

1 

5 
1 

.... 

17 

6 



1291 

430  REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


GENERAL   RECAPITULATION. 

Oases  reported  pending  July  1,  1897  f  against  defendants  discharged  on  own   recog- 
nizance    215 

Cases  reported   pending  July  1,   1896,   against  defendants   sentenced  on    other 

chances 184 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  18^6,  against  defendants  insane 23 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  minors  committed  to  Reform  Schools 

on  other  charges 2 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1, 1896,  agaiust  defendants  for  examination 1 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 144 

Cases  reported  pending  July  1,  1896,  against  defendants  for  trial 242 

Cases  received  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 472 

Cases  in  which  reversals  were  made  by  the  Supreme  Court 8 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  pending  July  1,  1896 4 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  issued  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  1897 182 

Proceedings  against  incorrigible  minors  pending  July  1, 1896 1 

Proceedings  against  incorrigible  minors  received  during  the  year  ending  Juue  30, 

1897 16 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  pending  July  1,  1896 30 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  filed  during  the  year  ending  June  30,  ISitf.. 93 

Convicted  as  charged 150 

Convicted  of  Jesser  offense  (feloni ) 23 

Convicted  of  misdemeanor 48 

Acquitted 103 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  affirmed 34 

Appeals  from  Polic«  Courts  reversed  and  causes  dismissed 40 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  modified 3 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  recalled  and  dismissed 5 

Appeals  from  Police  Courts  dismissed 12 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  granted  (discharged  under) 50 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  denied 46 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  dismissed 56 

Writs  of  habeas  corpus  issued  and  no  return  made  up  to  June  30, 1897 8 

Incorrigibles  committed  to  Whittier  State  School 5 

Incorrigibles  committed  to  Preston  School  of  Industry 12 

Dismissed— no  evidence  to  convict 79 

Dismissed— defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 26 

Dismissed  on  motion  to  set  aside  information (. 1 

Dismissed  —defendants  dead 5 

Dismissed— in  furtherance  of  justice 43 

Dismissed— defendants  discharged  on  habeas  cjrpus 7 

Dismissed  under  the  sixty  day  rule 1 

Dismissed  on  demurrer...  6 


REPORT   OF  CHIEF   OF   POLICE.  431 


GENERAL 'RECAPITULATION-CONCLUDED. 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  discharged  on  their  own  recognizance.. .  215 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  sentenced  on  other  charges 189 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  insane 24 

Pending  June  30,  1897.  against  defendants  convicted  and  judgment  suspended 14 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  convicted  but  not  yet  sentenced 3 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  minors  committed  to  reform  schools 

on  other  charges 2 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  for  examination 1 

Pending  June  30,  1897,  against  defendants  fugitives  from  justice 166 

Pending  June  30, 1897,  against  defendants  for  trial 182 

Appeals  from  Police  Court  including  cases  reversed  and  new  trials  granted  pend- 

ding  June  30,  1897 29 

Writ  of  habeas  corpus  pending  June  30,  1897 26 

1,617   1,617 


SUPPLEMENT  No.  2  TO  EXHIBIT  "A." 

REPORT  OF  POLICE  COURT  APPEALS  FOR   THE   FISCAL    YEAR   ENDING  ON    THE 
30TH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 

Appeals  pending  June  30, 1896 30 

Appeals  filed  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 93 

J  udgments  affirmed 34 

Judgments  reversed  and  cause  dismissed 40 

Judgments  modified 3 

Judgments  reversed  and  new  trial  granted 4 

Recalled  and  dismissed 5 

Dismissed 12 

Appeals  pending  June  30,  1897 25 


Total? 123      123 


432 


KEPOKT   OF    CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT   "B." 

COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT  OF  THE  NUMBER   OF  ARRESTS  AND    STRENGTH  OF 

THE   POLICE  FORCE  FOR,  THE  THIRTY  YEARS  ENDING  ON 

THE  30TH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


YEARS. 

NUMBER 
OF 
POLICE. 

NUMBER 
OF 
ARRESTS. 

YEARS. 

NUMBER 
OF 
POLICE. 

NUMBER 
OF 
ARRESTS. 

1867-68  

84 

9,588 

1882-83 

400 

24,149 

1868-69  

104 

11,882 

1883-84 

400 

25591 

1869-70                          .   . 

104 

13664 

1884-85 

400 

24  432 

1870-71  

104 

12332 

1885  86 

406 

26  587 

1871  72  

104 

11,035 

1886-87 

406 

20  385 

1872  73 

104 

12  810    i 

1887-88 

406 

19  466 

1873-74 

121 

13007 

1888-89 

406 

23  462 

1874-75  
]875  76  

152 

150 

16,820 
20,108 

1889-90  

1890  91 

406 
406 

23,549 
24  528 

1876-77  

154 

21,789 

1891  92 

456 

28  417 

1877-78  

172 

18,627 

1892  93 

456 

25  987 

1878-79  

329 

22  120 

1893-94 

456 

25824 

1879-80  

340 

21  063 

1894  95 

482 

25  960 

1880-81  .  .   . 

400 

23  Oil 

•tooe  aft 

KK7 

30  462 

1881-82  

400 

25,959 

1896  97 

559 

29,168 

EEPOKT    OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


433 


EXHIBIT    "C." 

COMPARATIVE    STATEMENT    OF   POPULATION    AND   POLICE    FORCE    OF    NINE 

PRINCIPAL  CITIES,   AS  SHOWN  BY  LATEST  REPORTS  RECEIVED 

AT   THIS    OFFICE    (JULY.   1897). 


M 

* 

^ 

^ 

1 

•s 

g 

5 

yg 

s, 

I 

$ 

I? 

o 

CITY. 

P 

2, 

la 

Big 

g 

I 

sr 

a 

Bj 

0* 

1 

8 

ff 

1 

New  York  

1,513,501 

4,958 

305 

2 

Chicago  . 

1  099  133 

3368 

326 

3 

Philadelphia  ... 

1,046  752 

2,608 

401 

4 

Brooklyn  

804  377 

1  860 

432 

5 

St.  Louis  

460,357 

889 

562 

6 

Boston  ;  

446  507 

1  132 

334 

7 

Baltimore  . 

431  151 

819 

533 

8 

San  Francisco 

297  990 

559 

533 

9 

Cincinnati... 

296.309 

495 

598 

28 


KEPORT    OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "D  " 

NUMBER  OF  WITNESSES  SUBPO3NAED  FOR  THE  POLICE  JUDGES  AND  SUPERIOR 
COURTS,   AND  LOST  CHILDREN   FOUND    AND   RESTORED    TO  THEIR 
PARENTS  OR  GUARDIANS,  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING 
ON  THE  J30TH   DAY  OF  JUNE  1897. 


WITNESSES 
SUBPCKXAKD. 


LOST    CHILDREN 
RESTORED. 


1896-July 980 

August 1,112 

September 1,146 

October 1,003 

November 996 

December 946 

1897— January 1,127 

February 1,142 

March 1,053 

April 952 

May 1.09D 

June 851 

Tota'.s...  12,395 


37 

33 
51 
36 
31 

27 

22 
25 
32 
55 

40 
40 


429 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


435 


EXHIBIT  «'E." 

AMOUNT  OF   PROPERTY   STOLEN   AND   LOST  AND   AMOUNT  RECOVERED  BY  THE 

POLICE  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  ON  THE 

30TH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


1896-July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December. 

1897— January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

Totals... 


STOLEN   AND    LOST. 

RECOVERED. 

$7,801  65 
9,744  70 

$7,653  60 
3,010  85 

6,426  80 

3,657  66 

11,412  15 

8,577  70 

8,919  40 

3,007  05 

13,919  20 

4,482  15 

9,594  91 

3,470  OS 

9,242  95 

2,826  30 

8,891  80 

3,586  4'J 

9,725  10 

5,138  45 

7,498  55 

5,030  80 

7,265  10 

3,934  20 

$110,442  SI 

$54,375  24 

436 


REPORT    OF   CHIEF    OF   POLICE. 


RECAPITULATION. 

COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT  OF  AMOUNT  OF]  PROPERTY  STOLEN  AND  LOST,  AND 

AMOUNT   RECOVERED    BY  THE    POLICE    FOR  THE   SIXTEEN 

YEARS  ENDING  ON  THE  30TH  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


STOLEN    AND   LOST. 


1881-82 I  SS7.323  10 

1832-83 i  99,265  53 

1883-84 108,731  15 

1884-85 141,106  35 

1885-86 83,771  15 

1886-87 95,115  88 

1887-88 |  123,75339 

1888-89 |  106,10393 

1889-90., 75,57010 

1890-91 . 

90,953  99 
97,645  10 
119,159  48 

1894-95 98,666  78 

1895-96    114,40570 

1896-97 110,44231 

Grand  Totals. . .  $1,650,882  57 


$50,309  60 
57,030  20 
56,063  75 
92,005  50 
43,042  35 

41.319  07 
85,558  15 
58,155  35 
44,420  25 
62,310  10 

52.320  55 
46,443  69 
67,371  63 
59,901  36 
60,934  40 
54,375  24 


$932,161  10 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF  OF    POLICE. 


437 


EXHIBIT  "F." 

UNCLAIMED  MONEY  AND   OTHER  PROPERTY  IN  THE  HANDS  OF  THE  CHIEF  OF 
POLICE,  ON  THE  30TH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


NO.                           DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY/ 

1       1896  -Oct.  18 

Joe  Saggree  (Japanese). 

One  25-100  dollars  O.F.  nickel  watch 

2                 Oct.  12  

Ah  Chin  (Chinese) 

Silver  charm  book  and  contents. 

a              Nov.    3  

S.  Kasruyn  (Japanese).. 

Twenty  cents,  purse,  chain,  charm. 

4                 Nov.  21  

Young  Coey  (Chinese).. 

Nineteen  20-100  dollars  and  purse.  ' 

5                 Nov.  29  

Loui  Chung  (Chinese).  .  .  . 

O.  F.  nickel  watch. 

'••                Dec.   29  

Ah  Wing  (Chinese)  

Purse  and  papers. 

7                 July   19  

Aberigo,  George  

Fifty  cents. 

*                 Aug.  23  

Abbott,  Edward  

Seventy  cents. 

'i                Sept.  14  

Anderson,  Charles.  .  . 

One  cent,  purse  and  matchbox 

10                Sept.  23  

Anderson,  August  

One  10-100  dollars  and  purse. 

11                Sept,  26  

Amleres,  Jacob  

Purse  and  glass  drop. 

12                 Oct.    24  

Arrows,  Albert  

O.  F.  nickel  watch  and  steel  chain. 

H                 Nov.  24  

Averly,  Gotlieb  

Twenty  cents. 

14                 Nov.  27  

Allen,  Peter  

One  30-100  dollars. 

15                 July   4  

Bradley,  Thomas  

Pair  of  spectacles. 

16                July    4  

Brown,  George 

Bead  necklace 

17                July    6  

Brooks,  Cora  

18                 July  15  

Brevant,  Virgil  

Ninety  cents  and  purse. 

!9                 July  20  

Burrigan,  John  

H.  C.  brass  watch  No.  249. 

•         20                 Aug.     j  

Brown,  J.  B.,  al's  Adams 

Letters,  papers,  purse  and  contents 

21                  Aug.    9  

Boessenacker,  John  

O.  F.  nickel  watch  No.    62,132,  and 

chain. 

Aug    18 

Buxter  David 

Seven  5-joo  dollnrs 

23                 Aug.  25  

Bussey,  Arthur  

Scarf  pin. 

24                 Sept.    2  

Brooks,  F  

Three  10-100  dollars,  chain  &  locket. 

25                 Sept.    3  

Burke,  John  

Fifty-five  cents. 

26                 Sept.    3  

Barry  Joseph  

Pair  of  spectacles. 

27                 Sept.    5  

Butler,  Kittie  

One  30-100  dollars,   shirt-stud,   and 

handkerchief. 

438 


KEPOKT  OF   CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "F  "-CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

XAME. 

PROPERTY. 

28 

1896—  Sept.    5  

Brown  John  

Forty  cents. 

29 

Sept.  22  

Branan,  Frank  

One  35-100  dollars. 

30 

Sept.  25  

Bertone  Peter  

Seventy-five  cents. 

31 

Oct.    2. 

Britten   \Vm   H 

Chain. 

32 

Oct.    3  

Bruce,  Thomas  

Twenty-five  cents  . 

33 

Oct     5 

Burns,  R.                     .... 

One  dollar. 

34 

Oct.  10  

Brown,  Thos.  W  

Fifteen  cents  and  purse. 

35 

Nov.    1  

Broderick,  John.  

Pair  of  glasses. 

36 

Nov.  14  

Bermady,  John  

Two  scarfs. 

37 

Nov.  17  

Bohen,  Mamie  

Finger-ring. 

38 

Dec.    1  

Breeze,  Joseph  

Seventy-one  cents. 

39 

Dec.  11  

Bailey,  Thomas  J  

Pawn  ticket. 

40 

Dec.  17  

Beache,  C.  L  

Seventy-five  cents. 

41 

Dec.  20  

Bower,  C. 

One  50-100  dollars. 

42 

Dec.  22  

Bunger,  Frank  H  

Papers. 

43 

March.7  , 

Craig,  E  Two  dollars. 

44 

July   5  

Carlson,  Charles  One  20-100  dollars. 

45 

July  12  

Clifford,  Patrick  Eighty-five  cents. 

46 

July  26  

Connors,  James  O.  F.  nickel  watch. 

47 

Aug.  11  

Cline,  James  E  ...  Watch-chain  and  locket. 

48 

Aug.  22  

Craig,  Joseph  

Pair  of  spectacles. 

49 

Aug.  22  

Collins,  John  Fifty.'cents. 

50 

S.ipt.  12  

Conroy,  P.  J  Purse. 

51 

Sept.  12  

Casser,  Frank  Glasses. 

52 

Sept.  12  

Cody,  William  Three  dollars. 

53 

Sept.  14  

Cummings,  Patrick  One  dollar. 

54 

Sept.  19  

Cullen,  Jack  ;  Purse. 

55 

Sept.  19  

Corrigan,  Dan                     Fivp  fina'Ar-rin^s 

56 

Sept.  27  

Conroy,  Joseph  

Forty  cents  and  mock  watch. 

57 

Oct.  23  

Carlson,  N.  P  Forty-five  cents. 

58 

Oct.  23  

Campbell,  John  J  Two  pairs  of  glasses. 

REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


439 


EXHIBIT  "F  "—CONTINUED, 


xo. 

DATK. 

XAME. 

PROPERTY. 

59 

1896—  Oct  25 

Collins,  Thomas  

Seventy-five  cents. 

60 

Nov.    2  

Cahill,  William  .. 

Sixty  cents. 

61 

Nov.    3  

Curry,  Archibald  

H.  C.  gold-filled    Keystone  watch 

No.  334.746. 

Cft 

TV/-\Tr         ^ 

Carroll,  James 

Two  scarf-pins. 

bi 
63 

-IN  0V.      O  

Nov  **! 

Clifford,  John  

Eighty-five  cents. 

64 

Nov.  24  

Cosgrove,  Joseph  

Pawn  ticket. 

65 

Nov.  24  

Cunningham,  Eugene 

One  50-100  dollars,  O.F.  nickel  watch 

No.  4,032,  chain  and  purse. 

66 

Dec.    1  

Christowfensen,  Nels... 

Ninety-five  cents. 

67 

Dec.    1  

Collins,  Daniel  

Thirty  cents. 

68 

Dec.   7  

Cutter  C  H 

Twenty-five  cent?,  purse  and  chain  . 

69 

Dec.   8  

Carter,   Hedge,    alias 

O'Brien  

Gold  ring. 

70 

Dec.  12.... 

Culligen,  Charles  Two  dollars. 

71 

Dec.  21  

Cunningham,  Delia.  .  .  .     One  do)iar. 

72 

Dec.  21  !  Cook,  James  

H.  C.  brass  watch  No.  909,273,  chain. 

73 

Dec.  23  

Clinton  ,  Joseph  

Sixty  cents. 

74 

Dec.  28. 

Connollv,  Kate  

75 

Dec.  30  

Clancey,  James  W  

Two  o-lOO  dollars. 
Ring  and  scarf. 

76 

fun   5 

Davison,  A  

r\t-*n  fif\  inn  /^niiQT«a 

May  27  

Ducey,  Peter  

une  ou-iuu  dollars. 
Brass  watch,  chain  and  pin. 

78 

July   2  

Deane,  P.  D. 

Ten  cents,  purse,  H.  C.  S.  watch  No. 

2,548,071  and  two  pairs  goggles. 

7!) 

July   2  

Demming,  J  

Seven  dollars  and  purse. 

80 

July    4  

Donovan,  Jerry  

Two  80-100  dollars. 

81 

July  15  

Dougherty,  John  

One  dollar. 

82 

July  15  

Donohue,  Ellen  

Pair  of  glasses. 

83 

Aug.    1  

Drumm,  Mattie  

White  stone. 

84 

Aug.  15  

Deane,  D  

Seventy-five    cents,    H.    C.    brass 

watch,  No.  1,143,764  and  chain. 

440 


EEPOKT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "F"— CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

85 

1896-Sept.  12  

Dugan  ,  Edward  

Thirty-five  cents. 

86 

Oct.    8  

Drey,  Ferdinand  

Sixteen  dollars  and  purse. 

87 

Oct.  25  

Davenport,  Mollie  

Fifty  cents. 

88 
89 

Oct.  26  
Oct.  27  

Dolan,  Edward  
Davie,  Frank  

Ninety-five  cents. 
Two  pairs  spectacles  badfre  t>urse 

00 

;Nov.  9  

Dalzell,  William 

Two  50-100  dollars. 

91 

Dec.    1 

Donnelly,  James  

One  25-100  dollars. 

92 

Dec.   *  

Donohue.  Peter 

Two  15-100  dollars. 

93 

Dec.   8  

Dolan  ,  Mamie  

Five  cents  and  pin. 

M 

95 

Dec.  19  
Dec.  21 

Dal  ton,  Richard  
Donaldson,  John  

Pin. 
H.C.  silver  watch  No.  531,843,  chain, 

purse,  ring  and  two  pawn  tickets. 

96 

97 

Dec.  26  
Dec.  26. 

Dockrill,  William  
Donohue,  Daniel 

Ring  and  locket. 
Four  dollars  and  O.  F.  nickel  watch 

No.  o,591,799. 

98 

1893—  Jau.  20  

Evans,  George  

Yellow  metal  double  vest  chain  and 

charm. 

99 
100 

1896-May  1  
July  ° 

Everett,  Millbank  
Edwards,  C  

Gold  pen  and  holder,  purse. 
O.F.  nickel  watch,  chain  and  charm 

101 

July  11. 

Evans,  James 

One  95-100  dollars. 

102 

July  °7 

Erickson,  Morris 

Pair  of  spectacles. 

103 

Aug.  29  

Elliott,  Joe  

One  dollar. 

104 

Oct.  9  

Erickson,  Henry  

Seventy  cents. 

105 

Dec.  7  

Ericio.'Colombo  

H.  C.  gold  tilled  watch,  No.  675,890. 

106 

July  18  

Fowray,  S  

Scarfpin.; 

107 

Aug.  2  

Frazer,  Erwin  

Thirty-five  cents. 

108 
109 

Aug.  7  
Sept.    1  

Fleming,  John  
Falquat,  Chris  

Silver  pencil. 
f     ; 
Three  40-100  dollars. 

110 

Sept.   4  

Fautou,  Thomas  

Thirty-five  cents. 

111 

Sept.    6  

Flores,  Atonio  

Six  cents,  pair  sleeve  buttons,  let- 

ters and  papers. 

REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


441 


EXHIBIT  "F  "—CONTINUED. 


KO.                             DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

112  1896—  Sept.  10 

Fleming,  Charles 

113  Oct.  3  .. 

Fleming,  P 

Thirty  cents 

114  Nov.  8  
115  Dec.  24  

116  Dec.  29  
117  Dec.  31  

Fahey  ,  Thomas  
Ford.  Jerry  

Fennell,  Emile  
Fisher,  Annie  

Eighty  cents. 
O.   F.    silver   watch,   No.   263,   and 
chain 
One  10-100  dollars. 
Twenty-five  cents. 

118  Jan.  22  

Garricky,  Lulu  

Twenty  cents  and  purse 

119  June  17  

120  July  1"  

Grantzer.  James 

badge. 
Thirty-five  cents. 

121  Aug.  1  

122  Aug.  17  
123  Aug.  30  
124  Sept.  5  
125  Sept.  26  

Gerlick,  August  

Gavin,  Kate  
Grey,  Jennie...  
Gillewich,  Annie  

One    95-100  dollars,  Mexican  dollar 
and  H.  C.  B.  watch,  No.  252,945. 
Purse. 
Pair  of  glasses. 
Gilt  scarfpin. 

136  Oct.  13  
127  Nov  

Grace,  William  
Gardes,  Herman  

Grant,  John 

Sixty  -five    cents,  H.  C    B.  watch, 
key,  knife,  picture  and  letter. 

128  NOV.  20  
129  Nov.  29  

Glaverty,  Joseph  
Gray,  John  

Chain. 

130  Dec.  10  

Green,  A.  J  

Fifty  cents 

131  Dec.  13  

Guise,  Victor  .  .  . 

132  April  28  
133  July  5  
134  July  7  

135  Aug.  9  
136  Aug.  11  
137  Aug.  24  

Howard,  William  
Hennessy,  Daniel  
Hansen,  A.  G  

Hasse,  Marks  
Hourahan,  John  
Hines,  Thomas  

Imitation  diamond  ring. 
Thirty  -five  cents. 
Twenty  cents,  H.  C.  S.   watch  No. 
132,  chain,  cuff-buttons  an;l  pin. 
Fifty  cents  and  three  old  coins. 
Pair  of  spectacles. 
Pair  of  spectacles. 

442 


REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT    "  F   "r-CoNTINUKD. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

138 

1886-Sept.  15  

Healey,E.  J  

Book  and  papers. 

139 

Sept.  16  

Hextell,  Thomas  

One  65-100  dollars,  O.F.  nickel  watch 

and  chain.' 

140 

Sept.  25  

Hoffman,  Eliza  

One  75-lCO  dollars. 

141 

Oct.    3  

Hoyt,  Frank  

Glasses. 

142 

Oct.    7  

Harrison,  George  

Chain. 

143 

Oct.  12  

Hoffget,  Charles  

Five  40-100  dollars. 

144 

Oct.  17  

Hanifin,  Timothy  

Thirty-five  cents. 

145 

Oct.  19  

T\vcn  t3'-fi.vc  C6nts  in  id  purso 

146 

Dec.  16  

Harrington,  JVlary  
Harden,  William  

Two  80-100  dollars. 

147 

Dec.  28  

Holmes  R 

Fifteen  cents. 

143 

July  21  

Iverson,  John  

H.  C.  brass  watch. 

149 

Nov.  7  

Isaacson,  P.  O  

O.  F.  nickel  watch  No.  f,334,7S5  and 

chain. 

150 

Aug.  13  ... 

Johnson   E 

Thirty  cents. 

151 

Aug.  29  

Johnson,  John  

Twenty  -five  cents  and  glasses. 

152 

Sept.  20 

'    '   T 

Seventy  cents 

153 

Oct.    7  

Johnson.  Gus  

Pin. 

154 

Oct.  14.. 

Three  60-100  dollars. 

155 

Nov.    1  

Jacobson,  John  

One  dollar. 

156 

Nov.    7  

Josupie,  Joseph  

One  &0-1CO  dollars. 

157 

Nov.  26  

Johnson,  Peter  

Locket. 

158 

Dec.  24  

Jones,  Richard  

Glasses. 

159 

Dec.  25  

Johnson,  Al  

Pin. 

IfiO 

1895-  April  1  

Kloss,  Frank  

Book,  papers  and  two  keys. 

161 

181,6-July  18  

Kelly,  William  

Eight  dollars. 

162 

July  26  

it                        

Purse  and  contents. 

163 

July  30  

Kelly,  Ellen  

Sixty-five  cents. 

164 

Aug.    1  

Kelly,  James  

Sixty-five  cents. 

165 

Aug.  11  

Kelly,  Mamie  

Hair-pin. 

166 

Aug.  13  

Kenny,  K  

One  60-100  dollars  and  papers. 

REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


443 


EXHIBIT  "  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAMF. 

PROPERTY. 

167 

1896-  Aug.  15  

Kuroda,  Yucano  

."ixty-five  cents,  ring,  watch-chain. 

168 

Aufc.  22.... 

Kelly,  Thomas  

H.  C.  S.   watch  No.  3,903,387,  pawn 

ticket,  stud,  charm  and  lorket. 

169 

Nov.  28  

Kuntz,  James  

Forty-five  cents  and  ring. 

170 

Nov.  30  

Kane,  Richard  

One  75-100  dollars. 

171 

Dec.    6  

King.  Harry  

Ring. 

172 

Dec.  11  

Kelleher  Daniel  

O.    F.    nickel   watch,    silver    ring, 

scarfpin  and  memorandum  book. 

173 

Dec.  25  

Knauf,  Fred  

Purse. 

t*M 

Dec.  26.  .. 

Kellv,  John 

One  20-100  dollars. 

1/4 

175 

July    3  

Libby,  Kittie  

One  10-100  dollars. 

176 

July  10  

Luther,  Harry  

Two  30-100  dollars,  book,  matchbox. 

177 

July  22  

Lynch,  Daniel  

On  e30-100  dollars. 

178 

Aug.    1 

Lawton,  Almy  

Ring. 

179 

Aug.  18"  

Lane,  John 

One  45-100  dollars. 

180 

Aug.  18  

Lording,  Ciro  .  . 

Book  letters  and  papers. 

181 

Sept.  Hi  

Lawsen,  James  

Twenty  cents. 

182 

Sept.  14  

Laborde,  Jean    . 

Fiftv  cents 

183 

Sept.  16  

Linden,  Kittv 

Fifty  cents. 

184  ; 

Sept.  30  

Lalley,  John  

English  florin,  purse  and  gilt  charm. 

185 

Oct.    5  

Leford.  Benjamin  

One  20-100  dollars. 

186 

Oct.  16  

Lindsey.  George  

Pawn  ticket. 

187 

Oct.  29  

Lowery,  A.  J  

Pair  of  spectacles 

1»8    : 

Nov.  28  

Liago,  M  .  .   . 

Sixty-five  cents. 

189 

Nov.  30  

Langley,  William..  

One  70-100  dollars. 

190 

Dec.  13  

Lagart,  Peter  

One  dollar  and  purse. 

191 

Dec.  13  

Lawrence,  Arthur  

Fifty  cents. 

192 

Dec.  18  

Lee,  James  

Twenty  cents. 

193 

March  28  

Miller,  Henry  

Seventy-five  ce:  ts. 

194 

April    3  

Mulvihill,  Edward  

Two  chains. 

195 

April  25  

Moy   William  

Purse  and  watch-chain. 

441 


KEPOKT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "F"— CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

XAME. 

PROPERTY. 

196  • 

Mullen  Henry 

Broken  watch,  book  and  chain. 

197 

July    6   

Mahoney,  William  

Forty-five  cents. 

198 

July   7  

Myro,  Jam  

One  dollar  and  glasses. 

199 

July  11 

Martin,  Lizzie  

Two  20-100  dollars. 

200 
201 

Sept.    5  
Sept    5 

Meyer,  Henry  
Murphy,  Francis  H  

O.F.  nickel  watch,  purse,  matchbox. 
Spectacles. 

202 

Sept    8 

Mason,  Frank  S  

Fifty-five  cents. 

203 

204 
205 
20fi 
207 
208 

Sept.  10  
Sept.  15  
Sept.  17    
Sept.  19    
Sept.  21  
Oct.    3     . 

Mahoney,  Frank  
Maryns,  Minnie  
Meyers,  Maria  
Moore,  Charles  W  
Monaghan,  John  

Twenty  cents,  watch-chain  and  pin. 
Purse  and  glasses. 
Thirty-five  cents  and  pin. 
Hand-lamp. 
Five  cents  and  purse. 
One  85-  100  dollars  and  purse. 

209 

Oct     3 

One  dollar. 

210 

Oct.  26  

Marsh  ,  Joseph  

Two  purses  and  matchbox. 

211 

Nov.    4  

Martin,  Clement  

Seventy-five  cents  and  purse. 

212 

Nov.  11  

Eighty  cents. 

213 

Nov.  11  

Twenty-five  cents. 

214 

Nov.  15  

Murray.  C.  C       

Book. 

215 

Nov.  20  

Murphy,  John 

Two  35-100  dollars. 

216 
217 

Nov.  24  
Nov.  25  

Meyer  Ernest  
Mahoney,  John  

One  40-!00  dollars  and  gold  ring. 
Thirty-five  cents. 

218 

Nov.  27  

Meade,  Harry 

Two  hundred   and   fifty  shares  of 

219 

Nov.  28 

Marks,  H                   

"Andes  "  mining  stock. 
Sixty-five    cents,    O.  F.  S.  watch. 

220 
221 
222 
223 
224 

Dec.  12  
Dec.  13  
Dec.  14  
Dec.  16  
Dec.  18  

Mansfield,  William  
Mebach,  Henry  
Mears,  William  
Murphy,  Annie,  
Melbourne,  Harry  

badge  and  chain. 
Glasses. 
Thirty-five  cents  and  papers. 
Fifteen  cents  and  glasses. 
Ninety  cents. 
One  dollar. 

REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


445 


EXHIBIT  "F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

225 

1896-Dec.  24  

Mack,  Henry  
McCarth  y,  George  

One  25-100  dollars,  smooth  twenty- 
five  cent  piece. 
Ten  cents  and  meal  ticket 

007 

Julv    3           .   . 

MeNHlly,  Frank  

H.  C.  brass  watch  No.  23,585. 

McCrossan  ,  \Vm  

Forty  cents 

229 
230 
231 

July   4  
July   6  
July  25  

McGrath,  Thorn  as  
McCarthy,  Harry  
McCloskey,  Frank  
McGinness   F  M  ** 

Match  box. 
Forty  cents  and  paper*. 
Six  cents,  purse  and  cuff  button. 

233 

234 

Sept.   7  
Sept.  30  

McLaughlin,  Patrick.... 
McCormack,  D.  L  
McCarthy   John 

One  15-100  dollars. 
Pen  and  glasses. 
Pin. 

McKeen,  William  

Fifteen  cents. 

237 

°38 

Nov.  11  
Nov  16 

McGowan  ,  Matt  
McDermott  Kobt 

Twenty-five  dollars  and  O.  F.  nickel 
watch. 
Pair  of  spectacles. 

''39 

Eye-glasses. 

240 

Dec.    3    

McKenna,  Andrew  

Pocket-bobe. 

241 

Dec  12 

McGovern,  Philip.. 

Seventy-five  cents. 

242 

Dec.  21  

McAulifife,  Daniel  

One  30-100  dollars. 

243 
244 

Dec.  26  
Dec  °7 

McCarthy,  Charles  
McCarthy,  Barnev  

Glasses. 
Watch  chain. 

245 
246 
247 

Aug.  28  
Sept.  17  

Nordman,  Robert  
Newman,  Isadore  
Nash,  John.  .  .   . 

Sixty-five  cents. 
Two  cravats. 
Thirty-five  cents. 

248 

Sept  °5 

Sixtv-five  cents. 

249 
250 

Oct.  7  
Xov   1G 

Nelson,  Andrew  

One  20-100  dollars. 
One  dollar. 

251 

Dec  14 

Nelson    L 

Book  and  photograph. 

252 

O'Neil    James    . 

Sixty-five  cents.; 

253 

\u°-  I9 

O'Connor,  Dan  

Ninety  cents  and  purse. 

446 


KEPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  '•  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

•254 

1896-Sept.    1  

Olsen,  Charles  

Ten  cents. 

255 

Sept  28                 Orr.  John 

Eighty  cents. 

256 

Oct     3 

O'Hara,  John  .  .  

Comb  and  glasses. 

257 

Oct  13. 

Ostrom,  John  

Two  dollars. 

258 

Oct.  15  

O'Connell,  Margaret.... 

One  dollar. 

259 

Nov.  14 

O'Hara,  Thomas  

Thirty  cents. 

2CO 

Nov.  22.  . 

Orr,  David  

261 

Nov.  23.  .. 

Olsen,  Martin... 

Ei^ht^fivl 

262 

Nov.  29  

O'Connor,  Frank  

Cuff  buttons  and  purse. 

263 

Nov.  30  

Owens,  George  

One  20-100  dollars. 

264 

Nov.  30  

O'Shea,  Maggie  

Twenty-five  cents  and  purse. 

205 

Dec.    9  

Olsen,  Charles  

One  35-100  dollars. 

266 

Dec<  09                  O'Connor,  Daniel  

Spectacles  and  match  box. 

267 

Tnl-\r  97 

Piper,  Ella...  . 

268 

.1  uiy  £t  

t*ant       ft 

Pary,  Ernest  

7Cen 

MS 

oept.   o  
Sept.  15  

Pardes,  Jos.,  or  Cordes... 

H.  C.  S.  watch  No.  878,718,  H.  C.  B. 

watch  No.  585,277  and  ring. 

270 

Nov.  17  Page,  Effie  

Purse. 

-  •    1 

Nov   26                  Prpst.nn.  O.  .T 

Papers. 

272 

Nov   30  . 

Price,  J          

Fifty-five  cents. 

273 

Dec.  18  

Patterson,  Robert.  .  . 

H.  C.'plated  [watch   No.  470,668  and 

silver  chain. 

274 

Dec.  26  

Pooley,  John  

Three  5-100  dollars. 

275 

Feb.  5  

Riley,  Hugh  

Glasses. 

276 

July   7  Roach,  John  

Purse. 

277 

July  16  

Ross,  James  

Eight  25-100  dollars,!"  purse,!  nickel 

watch'and  two  pairs  glasses. 

278 

Aug.  19  

Rowe    Annie         . 

Purse  and  papers. 

279 

Aug    24 

Reed    John 

One  dollar. 

280 

Sept.    9  

Riley.  Patrick.  

One  55  100  dollars. 

281 

Sept.  10  

Roberts,  James  

Fifty  cents. 

REPORT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


447 


EXHIBIT  «  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PKOPERTY. 

282 

1896—  Sept.  22  

Regan,  Annie  

One  5-100  dollars. 

283 

Sept.  29  

Rovve,  Thomas  

Five  cents  and  pin. 

284 

Nov.    5  

Rodezino,D.  Augustina. 

One  50-100  dollars,   and   H.  C.  gilt 

watch  No.  148,972. 

285 

Nov   18 

Rodgers,  Mark  

Two  15-100  dollars. 

286 

Nov.  23  

Riley,  George  

O.  F.  nickel  watch,  chain  and  purse. 

287 

Nov.  28  

Roberts,  Fred  

Pin. 

288 

Dec.    1  

Ryan,  Julia  

Seventy  -five  cents. 

289 

Dec.    4. 

Robinson,  Mrs.  E  

One  30-100  dollars. 

290 

Dec.    5 

Roberts,  Charles  

One  30-100  dollars,  and  H.  C.  S.  watch 

No.  1,110,763. 

291 

Dec.  28  

Rule,  John  

Seventy-ftve  cents. 

292 

1895-June  28.. 

Sanborn,  W.  J. 

. 

spectacles. 

293 

1896—  May  18  

Stacpton,  Ray  .  .  .  . 

Glasses. 

294 

July    3  

Scott,  Thomas  

Ring. 

295 

July   3  

Smith,  Fred  

Sixty  cents  and  match  box. 

296 

July   6  

Smith,  James  

Ten  cents. 

297 

July   8  

Schmidt,  Joseph  

One  50-100  dollars. 

298 

July  19  

Smith,  Fred  

Ninety  cents. 

299 

Aug.    4  

Smith,  Matt  

Two  66-100  dollars,  H.jC.  silver  watch 

No.  2,932,186  and  chain. 

300 

Aug.  18  ... 

Smith,  George  

O.  F.  nickel  watch.  \ 

301 

Aug.  15  

Slater,  Edward  

Sixty-five  cents  and  purse. 

302 

Aug.  16  

Smith,  Frank  

Twenty-five  cents. 

303 

Aug.  17  

Steffannl,  S  

One  70-100  dollars. 

304 

Aug.  21  

Smith,  Peter  

Glasses. 

305 

Aug.  25  

Smith,  Maggie  

Two  rings. 

306 

Aug.  25  

Sharp,  William  

Ten  cents  and  purse. 

307 

Sept.    2  

Sheehan,  Cornelius  

Sixteen  cents,  foreign  coin,  charm. 

308 

Sept.  12  

Starr,  Christopher  

Fifty  cents. 

448 


REPOET  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "F"— CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAMK. 

PROPERTY. 

309 

1896—  Sept.  15  

Smith,  Carrie  

Chain. 

310 

Sept.  22  

Stockdlal,  0.  M  

Seventy  -five  cents. 

Wilt-it     97 

Stork  G  R    

Three  35-100  dollars. 

oil 

0|0 

to(?pt.  ft  

r\r*t     ^ 

Smith  Bernard  

One  25-100  dollars. 

oL£ 

313 

UCu     o.  
Oct.  28  

Smith,  Annie  

Spectacles. 

314 

Oct.  29  

Stevens,  Thomas  

Ring. 

315 

Nov.    6  

Stockand,  W.  J  

Twenty-six  cents,  cuff  buttons  and 

papers. 

316 

Nov.    7  

Squire,  John  

Seventy  cents. 

317 

Nov.  13  

Schultz,  George  F  

Thirty-five  cents. 

Nov  28 

Sawyer,  Mary  

fair  of  spectacles. 

318 

Dec     7 

One  5-100  dollars. 

319 
320 

Dec.   8  

Seier.John  E  

Ninety  cents. 

321 

Dec.  19  

Smith,  May  

Breast  pin. 

322 

Dec.  23  

Smith,  John  

Forty  cents. 

OOO 

Dec.  24  

Smith   Joseph  

Ten  cents. 

OiO 

324 

Dec.  24  

Scanlan,  John  

Eighty  cents. 

Tl««     oc 

Seagel  John                .... 

HC*     cr^lH   filial   Mrnf/-»H   NTr\     1  *}  ">OO 

325 

Q9A 

jjec.  ^o  
Dec.  29  

Smith,  J.  J  

.  L-.  goiu-niieu  watcn  rso.  io,  -'-.'. 
Three  85-100  dollars. 

O-O 

327 

Dec.  31  

Siegel,  William 

Thirty-fiy«  cents  and  pawn  ticket. 

328 

July  9  

Thornton,  John  

One  35-100  dollars  and  purse. 

329 

\  1  1  "'        7 

Taylor  F          

One  30  100  dollars 

•"*-*&•       '  
A  no-     91 

Tarn  Charles 

330 
331 

A  ug,  -I  
Aug.  23  

Taylor,  Mrs.  Belle  

Glasses. 
Thirty-five  cents. 

332 

Oct.  21  

Taylor,  George  

Fifteen  cents. 

333 

Oct   29 

Tooniev   Michael 

Fifty-five  cents. 

334 

Nov    14  

Trade   C  C 

H.  C.  plated  watch  No.  73,222,  chain. 

335 

Nov.  17  

Tighe  G  F           

Seventy-five  cents. 

336 

Nov.  25  

Thompson,  Ida  

Purse. 

337 

Dec.  3  

Thurston,  J.  B  

Pocketbook  and  papers. 

338 

Oct.  8.... 

Valien,  D.  A... 

One  70-100  dollars. 

REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


449 


EXHIBIT  "  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAMK. 

PROPERTY. 

339 

1896-  Jan.  1  

Williams,  Frank  

:  

Thirty  cents. 

340 

Jan.  3. 

Ward,  Daniel  

Forty-five  cents. 

341 

Jan.  8.  .  .  . 

Wvman.  Emil  

One  dollar. 

342 

Feb.    1  

White,  Minnie  

Watch  and  chain,  three  finder-rings 

343 

Feb.    2  .     . 

Woods,  Robert  

Seventy  cents. 

344 

Feb.   4 

Woods,  Julia  

One  30-100  dollars  and  purse.    ' 

345 

Feb.  12    

Wagner,  Charles  

One  6-100  dollars,  H.  C.  plated  watch 

No.  92,703  chain  and  pin. 

346 

Feb.  14 

Wofat.  Carl 

Spectacles 

347 

Feb.  17  

Wilde,  May  

One  dollar  and  breastpin. 

348 

Feb.  26  

Wolfus,  Carl  

Forty-five  cents. 

349 

Feb.  29  

Wadson,  C.  W  

Two  dollars. 

350 

March  17  

Williams,  Fred  

Chain,  matchbox  and  two  imitation 

diamonds. 

351 

March  31  

Williams,  Augustus  

Pin. 

352 

April  7  

Wood,  George  

Watchchain. 

353 

April  24  

Webber  B.  F  

One  30-100  dollars. 

354 

April  25  

Whalen,  William  

Eighty-five  cents. 

355 

May    1 

Walsh,  E.G  

Paper. 

356 

May   4 

Whalen,  W  

Fifteen  cents. 

357 

May    15  

Walsh,  John  

Sixty  cents  and  ring. 

358 

May  23  

Williams,  O.  B.. 

One  70-100  dollars. 

359 

May  25  

Whalen,  William  

Thirty-five  cents. 

360 

May  25 

Weelon,  Timothy  

Twenty-five  cents. 

an 

May  31 

Williams,  Gus 

King. 

362 

June  14  

Waterman,  William  .... 

Twenty  cents  and  two  watch  chains. 

363 

June  17  

White,  Harry  

Three  65-100  dollars. 

364 

June  28  

Welsh,  James  

Money-bank. 

MS 

July   4  

Wright,  O.  O  

Fifty-five  cents. 

366 

Aug.  15  

Walters,  Charles  

One  15-100  dollars. 

367 

Aug.  16  

Walsh.  James  

Pin. 

29 


450 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF    OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

XAME. 

PROPERTY. 

368 

1896    Aus    21 

Ward,  John.. 

369 
370 
371 

Aug.  23  
Aug.  25  
Sept     7 

Westerfeld,  H  
\VIlliams,  Charles  
Walton,  Charles  

O.  F.  nickel  watch  and  badge. 
Two  dollars. 

872 
373 

Sept.   8  
Sept  20 

Ward,  Mary  

White,  Maggie  

One  45-100  dollars. 

374 

Sept  9>T 

Willard,  Carl  

One  75-100  dollars 

Walsh,  William  

376 

Nov.    1  

Wilson,  Charles  

Nov    11 

Williams  Pat   . 

Fifty  cents. 

Nov   22 

Woods,  Robert  

Dec    8 

Whalen,  Clara  

Dec.  11 

Williams,  Minnie  

Dec  18         

Dec.  18    . 

Welden   Edward 

383 

Dec.  20  
Dec  20 

Wilson,  Nellie  
Wood  J    M        

Two  brass  rings. 

Dec  25 

Williams  Jarvis  

Pin 

386 
387 

• 
1895-Nov.    8  

March  30  

Zalla,  F  
\h  Chow  

Four  95-100  dollars. 

388 

1886—  Aug.  21  

Ah  Tim  

lated  Canadian  dime  (evidence). 
Thirtv  cents  ''evidence). 

389 

Aug.  27  

Lee  Don     

Twenty-five  cents  (evidence). 

390 

Sept.  25  

lun0"  Wing 

Thirty-five  cents  (evidence). 

391 

Oct.  13  

Ah  Sing                  

Twenty-five  cents  (evidence). 

392 
393 

Nov.   8  
Nov.  12  

Quong  Sing  
Ah  Sing  

Two  35-100  dollars  (evidence). 
Five  cents  (evidence). 

394 

Nov.127  

Lee  Sue  Cheu    

Twenty  -five  cents  (evidence). 

395 

Dec.    7  

Ah  Lee                   

Ten  cents  (evidence). 

396 
397 

Dec.  14  
Oct.  23  

Chin  Sin  
AhFat  

Five  cents  (evidence). 
Five  cents  (evidence). 

REPORT  OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


451 


EXHIBIT  "F  "-CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

398 

1896—  Aug.  14  

Bowman,  Daniel  

Pair  link  cuff  buttons  (evidence). 

399 

Sept.  7  Campbell.  John  

Note  Hnd  papers  (evidence) 

400 

^  o  v   22 

Oox.  Curtis.  .  . 

401 

Dec  3                  Gaoffroy,  M  

402 

1889—  Nov.  7  Paulson,  Rudolph  .,  

b  orty  cents  (evidence). 
Scarf  pin  (evidence). 

403 

1896     July  17                       Trvinp    fipnre'p 

Twenty-five  cents  (evidence). 

'            ° 

404 

Aug.  18  

Konegsborg,  W  

One  dollar  (evidence) 

405 

Oct.  15  

Kelly,  Thos.  and  Robt 

Moffitt  

Coupon  book  (evidence). 

406 

Sept.  4  

McCluskey,  Robert  

Ring  (evidence). 

407 

Auw   22 

Phillips,  William  

Twenty-five  cents  (evidence). 

403 

Nov.  3  

Peck,  Harry  

Three  handkerchiefs    and   pair   of 

gloves  (evidence). 

409 

Aug.  13  

Reed,  George  

Sixty  cents  (evidence). 

410 

Nov  °5 

Thompson,  Ida  

411 

Nov.  25  

Wilson,  James  

Eighty  -five  cents  (evidence).  ' 

412 

Dec.  10  

Wilson,  Fred  

Two  10-100  dollars  (evidence). 

413 

Dec  13 

Watson,  Alfred.... 

414 

1  en  cents  and  purse  \evideisce). 
Purse  containing  thirty-five  cents, 

medal,  two  hair  pins  for  identi- 

. 

fication. 

415 

1896-July  14  

H.  C.  gold  filled  watch  No.  795,488, 

case  No.  2,102,488,  offered  for  sale 

to  Capt.  A.  Boyd  of  the  British 

ship  "  Doon,"  and  left  for  identi- 

fication. 

416 

Sept  ^ 

One  berry  spoon,  one  broken  butter 
knife,   one   sword  pin,  one  O.  F. 

* 

broken  silver  watch  No.  40,378,  one 

brass  vest  chain,  one  plated  locket 

452 


KEPOET   OF   CHIEF   OF    POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  «F  "—CONTINUED. 


416 


417 


•us 


1896— Sept.  1 Bowman ,  Daniel' 


Nov.  9. 


Oct.  9  . 


1895— Jan.  30. 


420 


421 


422 


1896-Feb.  15.. 


April    9. 


April  14. 


I'ROl'KRTY. 


containing  two  tintypes,  one 
framed  tintype  found  in  cesspool 
corner  Bush  and  Kearny  streets 
by  Street  Department  employees 
and  turned  over  to  Corp.  H.  C. 
Reynolds  for  identification. 

Eighty  cents  taken  from  box  in  3d 
Precinct  of  32d  Assembly  District 
by  Officer  Hemenez,  per  order  of 
Grand  Juror,  and  left  for  identifi- 
cation. 

Two  10-100  dollars,  sent  by  special 
delivery  to  Thos.  Christian,  No. 
530  Herman  street,  by  unknown 
party,  and  turned  over  to  Officer 
John  Fleming  for  identification. 

Check  for ?40.00 drawn  by  G.  B.Mont- 
gomery in  favor  of  G.  S.  Montgom 
ery,  on  the  Importers  and  Traders 
National  Bank  of  New  York,  dat- 
ed 2d  Dec.,  1894,  found  by  Alga 
Evans,  No.  125  Ellis  street. 
j  Keys  and  key-ring,  found  on  Clar- 
ence place  by  Special  Officer  P. 
Kindelon. 

Purse  containing  cards,  found  on 
Howard  street  by  Officer  J.  Con- 
nolly. 

Purse  and  contents,  found  at  Market 
street  ferry  by  L.  M.  Strauss,  at- 
torney at  law,  San  Jose. 


REPORT   OF  CHIEF    OF   POLICE. 


453 


EXHIBIT  "  F  "—CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

423 

1896-Julv    7  

424 

July  11  

street  by  Officer  M.  J.  Hemenez. 
Ladv's  belt  buckle  and  tally-cords 

425 

July  21  

found  on  Mission  street  by  Officer 
J.  Galloway. 

426 

Aug.    2  

on  Market  street  by  Officer  T.  W. 
Stevens. 
Justices'  complaint,  Henry  Paine  vs 

427 

Aug.    3 

Robert  Cannon,  found  on  San  Bru- 
no road  by  Officer  Wilkinson. 
Screen-tester,    found    on     Market 

428 

Aug.  14    

street  by  Officer  John  Cronin. 

4°9 

Aug.  16 

by  Officer  W.  E.  Dinan. 
Certificate  of  naturalization    found 

430 

Aug  29 

on     Howard     street    by    Officer 
Whittle. 
Purse   containing   three   cents  and 

431 

Sept.    2  

keys,  found.on  Jackson  street  by 
Lieut.  Esola. 
Lady's  O.  F.  S.  watch  Xo  2  515,  found 

432 

Sept.  10  

on  Market  street  by  Officer  T.W. 
Stevens. 

433 

Sept.  10  

Twenty-sixth  street,  by  Officer  J. 
Redmond. 

and  two   keys,  found    by  C.  W 
Mallett,  No.  404  Gates  street.    .,.1  1 

454 


KEPOKT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "F"— CONTINUED. 


NO. 

DATE. 

XAMK. 

1'KOPEKTY. 

434 

1896—  Sept.  14  

Lady's  belt  and   buckle    found  on 

435 

Sept.  19 

Folsom  street  by  Officer  X.  Rear- 
don. 
Bunch  of  keys,   found    on  Market 

4S6 

Sept.  23  

street  by  Officer  S.  W.  Royston. 
One  silver  dollar,  found  in  City  Hall 

437 

Oct.    6  

by  Sergeant  Lindheimer. 
Five  passbooks,  found   on  Market 

438 

Oct.    7 

street  by  Officer  P.  B.  Chambers. 
Certificate  of  deposit  No.  254,870,  for 

43l> 

Oct  °7 

$500,  on  Bank  of  California,  dated 
April   10,  1895,  in   favor  of   G.    F. 
Schmelzer,  found  on  Montgomery 
avenue,  by  Officer  J.  B.  Freel. 

Pawn-ticket   No.    30,367,    found    on 

440 

Oct  27 

Howard  street  by  citizen  J.  Mc- 
Laughlin. 

Cased  spectacles,  found  on  Market 

441 

Nov     7 

street  by  Officer  F.  Cassin. 
Pocketbook  and    papers,  found  on 

442 

Nov.    8 

Market  street  by  citizen    Ernest 
Graham. 

Purse  containing  five  cents  and  key 

443 

Nov     8 

found  on  Market  street  by  Officer 
H.  D.  Jackson. 

Pair  of  cased  spectacles,  found  on 

Market    street    by  Officer   J.    A. 
Ryan. 

EEPOKT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


455 


EXHIBIT  "F"— CONCLUDED. 


NO. 

DATK. 

NAME. 

PROPERTY. 

444 

Nov.  10 

445 

Nov.  23  

buttoner    and    silver   coin    dated 
1790,  found  near  Sutro  heights  by 
Officer  C.  P.  Schafer. 
Kev,  found  on  O'Farrell  street  by 

446 

Nov.  23 

by  Officer  W.  F.  Brophy. 
Package'of  letters  found  in  Oakland 

4-47 

Nov  °7 

by  citizen  L.  G.  Bushnell  of  No. 
14  10  Market  street. 
Scarfpin,  found  in  Southern  District 

448 

Dec.    6 

Police  Station  by  Officer  T.  B.  Gib- 
bons. 
One  pair  of  spectacles,  property  of  a 

449 

Dec.  12  

man  who  died  suddenly  on  Mar- 
ket street. 
Book-shaped  locket  containing  pic- 

430 

Dec.  15  

ture,  found  on  Grant  avenue  by 
Sergeant  P.  Shea. 
Receipts  and  papers,  found  on  Sixth 

4.H 

Dec  1Q 

street  by  citizen  G.  R.  Williams. 
Seventy-five  cents,  found  in  base 

ment  of    New  City  Hall  by  Ser- 
geant John  T.  Green. 
Pocketbook    containing   one   85-100 

dollars,  card    and    handkerchief, 
found  at  Oakland   Ferry  by  Offi 
cer  C.  P.  Castor. 

456 


EEPOET   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT    "G." 

NUMBER,   CHARACTER  AND  NATIONALITY  OF  INCOMING  VESSELS  BOARDED  BY 
THE  POLICE  DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30TH.  1897. 


18 

96. 

18 

97. 

| 

NATIONALITY. 

«_< 
£ 

«<r 

> 

& 

W 

C 

CO 

1 

1 

% 
a 

1 

1 

January  

February  

g 

a* 

>> 

? 

«-4 
1 

American  ships  

1 

1 

3 

I 

2 

2 

4 

1 

4 

1 

3 

3 

30 

in 

in 

3 

fl 

9 

1 

4 

33 

2 

1 

1 

4 

? 

4 

1 

g 

i 

1 

19 

British  ships  
British  barks  

12 
2 

11 
2 

21 

I 

27 
6 

25 

7 

24 

8 

8 
2 

6 

6 

6 
1 

11 

18 
6 

175 
3fi 

1 

1 

I 

3 

1 

in 

1 

2 

1 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

•? 

1 

2 

1 

1 

5 

1 

9 

1 

1 

5 

9 

9 

1 

fi 

J 

1 

a 

1 

1 

1 

s 

1 

i 

French  barks  

1 

1 

4 

2 

2 

9 
1 

1 

1 

Totals  

18 

'27 

38 

64 

53 

43 

21 

7 

16 

10 

16 

35 

348 

REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE.  457 


EXHIBIT    "H." 

NUMBER  OF  LOT1ERY  TICKETS  (EXCLUSIVE  OF  CHINESE)  SEIZED  BY  THE  POLICE 
DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  ON  THE  30TH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 

Honduras  National  Lottery  Co.. 61 

Loteria  de  la  Beneficencia  Publica  Co 55 

Original  Little  Beneficeucia  Publica  Lottery  Co 319 

Original  Little  Honduras  National  Co 126 

Original  Ljttle  Louisiana  Lottery  Co 696 

Manilla  Lottery  Co 103 

Mexican  State  Lottery  Co 17 

Total 1,377 


458 


REPORT    OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT    "I." 

CASH_,REOEIVED    FROM  SHERIFFS   OF   OTHER   COUNTIES,  MASTERS   OF  VESSELS 

AND  OTHERS,  FOR  KEEPING  OF  PRISONERS  IN  THE  CITY  PRISON  FOR 

THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING   ON   THE  30TH   DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


DATE. 

XAME. 

WHEKE    FROM. 

AMOUNT. 

Sheriff  Ballou 

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  

$1  00 

Sheriff  Ulm. 

Orange  Co  

i  00 

Kern  Co  

1  00 

Tulv   8 

Sheriff  Desirello  

San  Mateo  Co  

1  00 

Sheriff  Price 

Tuolumne  Co  

1  00 

Sheriff  L  A   Norton 

Sonoma  Co    

1  00 

July  13  

Sheriff  JB  Thorn 

Calaveras  Co  

Riverside  Co  

July  19  

Constable  G  H  Kimlock 

Solano  Co  

o  00 

July  ot* 

Sheriff  T  L  Robinson 

Solano  Co  

1  00 

Sheriff  T  F  Bergin 

Trinity  Co 

1  00 

Sheriff  N  A  Ulm 

Orange  Co 

1  00 

Sheriff  M.  Be;ise  

Santa  Cruz  Co  

'2  00 

August   «  

Sheriffs.  D.  Ballou  
Sheriff  N   S  Gregory 

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  
Amador  Co 

1  00 
1  00 

Deputy  Sheriff  J  M  Black 

San  Jose,  Cal 

1  00 

Deputy  Sheriff  R.  M.  Brown  .  .  . 

Yolo  Co  

1  00 

E.  Car!  Bank     .... 

2  00 

August  26 

Sheriff  H  F.  McClure. 

LosAngeles  Co  

1  00 

August  2$ 

Sheriff  E.  E.  Holbrook  

San  Benito  Co  

1  00 

Sept     1 

VV.  H  Lorenzo,  Insane  Asylum 

San  Joaciuin  Co 

2  00 

Sept     0 

Sheriff  Borgwardt 

Kern  Co  

2  00 

Sept.    7  
Sept.    8 

Sheriff  R.  Price  
Sheriff  Buckner 

Tuolumne  Co  
Kings  Co  '.  

1  00 
2  00 

Sept  10 

Placer  Co 

2  00 

Sept.   8  
Sept.  16    

Detective  Sam  Simmons  
Marshal  Geo.  B.  Dexter  

Portland,  Oregon  
LosAngeles  Co  

7  00 
•2  00 

.REPORT   OF    CHIEF   OF  POLICE. 


459 


EXLIBIT  •«  I  "— CONTINUED. 


DATK. 

NAME. 

WHERE  FROM. 

AMOUNT. 

1896-Sept.  17  Sheriff  W.  V.  Buckne  r  
Sept.  11  Cantaiti  Rebel  

Kings  Co  

I  00 
8  00 
1  00 
1  00 
2  00 
4  00 
1  00 
14  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
3  00 
2  00 
1  00 
1  00 
9  00 
2  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
15  00 
700 
8  CO 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
10  00 

Fr.  bark  Louis  Pasteur.  . 
Contra  Costa  Co  
Sacramento  Citv 

Sept  19 

Sept.  22  
Sept.  26  
Sept.  28  
Oct    1 

Deputy  Sheriff  Schwiek  
Sheriff  Borgwardt  
Sheriffs.  D.  Ballou.  
Sheriff  M.  V.  Buckner  
Chief  of  Police  Maddox  
Sheriff  S.  D   Ballou 

Kern  Co. 

San  LuisObispo  Co  
Kings  Co  

Oct.    2  
Oct.    6  
Oct.  12  
Oct.  13  
Oct.  14  
Oct.  1!)  
Oct.  20  
Oct.  21  
Oct  2-! 

Fort  Worth,  Texas  
San  Luis  Obispo  Co  
Santa  Clara  Co. 

Deputy  Sheriff  Block                ... 

Sheriff  S.  D.  Ballou  
Deputy  Sheriff  J.  J.  Hinters  
Constable  Wrn.  Delashmutt  
Constable  J.  C.  Ingalls  
Sheriffs  D  Ballou 

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  
Sacramento  Co 

Fresno  Co 

Sonoma  Co  

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  
San  Benito  Co  
Seattle,  Washington..  .. 
Tuolumne  Co  
Madera  Co  
Stanislaus  Co 

Sheriff  E.  E.  Holbrook  

Oct.  25  
Oct.  27  
Oct.  30  
Nov.    7     
Nov.  10  
Nov.  14  
Nov.  15  
Nov.  17  
Nov.  20  
Nov.  21   
Nov.  2o  
Nov.  2(i  
Nov.  27  
Dec.   2  

Officer  Charles  S.  Reed  
Sheriff  R.  L.  Price  

Sheriffs  W.  Westphall         .  . 

Sheriff  R  B  Purvis     

Sheriff  Matthews    

Monterey  Co 

Sheriff  Purvis  

Stanislaus  Co  
Connecticut. 

Deputy  Sheriffs.  Cowles. 

Captain  Laizier  

French  ship  Larnorciere 
Iowa  .  . 

Sheriff  Know  1  ton  

Sheriff  Griffin  

Volo  Cu 

Sheriff  Borgwardt 

Kern  Co  
Mariposa  Co  
Stanislaus  Co  
Sail  Francisco  

Sheriff  R    \  Croutv 

Sheriff  Purvis 

,  French  Consul  

460 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF    OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT  "I  "-COMINUED. 


DATE. 

NAME. 

WHERE  FROM. 

AMOUNT. 

1896—  Dec     5 

Kern  Co 

1  00 

Dec.  14  

United  States  Armv 

1  00 

Dec.  15  

Sheriff  B  K  Thorn 

Calaverns  Co  

2  00 

Dec.  15  ... 

Sheriff  R  L  Price 

Dec.  17  

Sheriff  i£  \V  Jones 

Dec.  25  

Sheriffs   D   Bailou     ... 

Dec.  28  

Sheriff  H  C  McClure 

Dec.  30  

Sheriff  J   A  Malone 

Solano  Co 

1897-  Feb.   4  

Sheriff  Prouty 

Feb.   4  

Sheriff  A.  N.  Mills  

State  of  Washington,.  .. 

7  00 

Feb.   5  

Sheriff  T.  L.  Robinson  

.     Solano  Co  

1  00 

Feb.    8  

Captain  J  B  Hamon. 

French  ship  Madeline 

Feb.    9  

Captain  J  B.  Hamon.....  

French  ship  Madeline 

8  00 

Feb.  21  

Sergeant  H  Sommers. 

United  States  Army 

1  00 

Feb.  27  

Sheriff  T  F  Bergin 

Trinitv  Co 

Feb.  23  

Captain  Hamon  

French  stmr.  Madeline 

H  00 

March    7  
March    9  

Sheriff  W.  D.  Buckner  
Sheriff  S.  D.  Bailou           .... 

Kings  Co  

1  00 
1  00 

March  14  

Deputy  Sheriff  F.  Desirello... 

San  Mateo  Co 

1  00 

March  16  

Sheriff  A.  M.  Hardy  

1  00 

March  16  

Marshal  Creed  

Marin  Co 

1  00 

Feb.  2  

J  W  Warburton 

March  17  

Sheriff  Ben  Borcham  

Tuolumne  C'o 

1  00 

March  29  
March  2!)  
April    1  

Sheriff  Geo.  H.  Hilbert  
Sheriff  C.  F.  Sammann  
Captain  J  B  Hamon 

.  .     El  Dorado  C'o  
.  .     fcan  Luis  Obispo  Co  

1  00 
1  00 

-  00 

April   2..  
April   4  

Sheriff  Bailou  
Captain  Fisher 

.     Sun  Luis  Obispo  Co  
( 
Sacramento  Police  Dept 

1  00 
2  00 

April  8  

Officer  Reese  Jones  

Contra  Costa  C'o 

1  00 

April  13  
April  14  

Sheriffs.  E.  Duckworth  
Sheriff  E.  W.  Jones  

.     Monterey  Co  
..     Colusa  C'o  

1  00 

2  00 

REPORT    OF    CHIEF    OF  POLICE. 


461 


EXHIBIT  "  I  "-CONCLUDED. 


DATJE. 

NAME. 

WHERE  FROM. 

AMOUNT. 

1S97     4pril  °0 

1  00 

April  21  
April  94 

sheriff  Borgwardt  
Sheriff  R  R  Veals 

Kern  Co  
Contra  Costa  Co  

1  00 
1  00 

April  26 

Cripple  Creek,  Col  

1  00 

Jan.    1  
Jan     7      .... 

Sheriff  H.  F.  L.  Halcomb  
Sheriff  R  D  Orr 

San  Bernardino  Co  
San  Luis  Obispo  Co  

1  00 
1  00 

Jan   10 

Amador  Co    

3  00 

Jan.  10      

Sheriff  Block                            .     .. 

Santa  Clara  Co  

1  00 

Jan.  12          .... 

Deputy  Sheriff  Ballou 

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  

1  00 

Jan   14 

Sheriff  B  K   Thorn 

1  00 

Jan   °3 

Sheriff  M  V  Buckner 

Kings  Co 

100 

\pril  °7 

SheriffB  J  Davis 

Kern  Co 

1  00 

April  0() 

Chief  of  Police  Kingsburv 

Stockton,  Cal 

1  00 

April  30 

Sheriff'  M  V  Buckner            

Kings  Co.           

1  00 

May   4 

Constable  Blessington  

1  00 

May  13 

Sheriff  N.  A  Ulm  

1  00 

May  17. 

Sheriff  J.  L.  Matthews  

Monterey  Co  

1  00 

May  °5 

Sheriff  C  M.Gardner          

Santa  Clara  Co 

1  00 

Mav  <78 

Sheriff  W  Mallagh 

1  00 

June  <* 

Sheriff  R  D.  Orr  

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  

1  00 

Sheriff  J  F  Eubank 

300 

JuneH  
June  17 

Constable  E.  Gaunoung  
Sheriff  S.  D.Ballou  

San  Luis  Obispo  Co  
San  Luis  Obispo  Co 

1  00 
1  00 

June  27. 

Sheriff  M.  V.  Buckner  

Kings  Co  

1  00 

Total $28200 


462 


REPORT   OF    CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT     "J." 

TOTAL  AMOUNT  IN  CASH  PAID  INTO  CITY  TREASURY  FOR  FINES  AND  FORFEIT 

URES  IN  THE  POLICE  JUDGES'  COURTS,  FOR  ARRESTS  MADE  BY  THE 

POLICE    DEPARTMENT    OF    SAN  FRANCISCO,    FOR  THE  FISCAL 

YEAR  ENDING  ON  THE  3CTH  DAY  OF  JUNE,  1897. 


DATE. 

DEFT.  No.  1. 

DEPT.  No.  2. 

DEPT.  No.  3. 

DEPT.  No  .4. 

1896    July 

$212  00 

$495  00 

$480  CO 

$194  CO 

200  00 

445  00 

1  649  CO 

675  00 

205  00 

366  00 

460  00 

515  00 

October 

325  00 

230  00 

562  03 

460  00 

2:0  co 

340  00 

545  00 

560  00 

406  00 

440  00 

4:8  00 

471  00 

1897  —  January 

8:8  00 

483  00 

758  CO 

680  00 

1  075  00 

609  03 

590  00 

545  03 

March 

607  00 

475  03 

655  CO 

720  00 

April  . 

390  00 

470  00 

540  00 

740  CO 

May  .... 

6U9  00 

514  00 

460  00 

465  00 

June  

476  00 

400  00 

185  00 

520  00 

Totals  

$5  543  00 

$5,317  03 

$7,342  00 

$6,545  00 

Grand  total $24,747  00 


REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


463 


EXHIBIT  "K." 

POLIJE  STATIONS  AND  THEIR  LOCATIONS. 


NAME  OF   STATION. 


LOCATION. 


Central  Station 

California  Street  Station. . . . 

North  End  Station 

O'Farrell  Street  Station 

Southern  District  Station.  .. , 

Potrero  Station 

South  San  Francisco  Station. 

Mission  District  Station 

Ocean  View  Station. . . . 


Harbor  Station.... 
Boarding  Station. 


New  City  Hall  and  McAllister  street. 

536  California  street. 

1712  Washington  street. 

2117  O'Farrell  street. 

827  Folsom  street. 

609  Twentieth  street. 

Southeast  corner  Eailroai  and  14th.  avenues. 

3215  Seventeenth  street. 

Plymouth  street,  between  Sagamore  and  Ottawa 

streets. 

32  Sacramento  street. 
Foot  of  Powell  street. 


464  REPORT   OF   CHIEF   OF   POLICE. 


EXHIBIT   "L." 

SUMMARY  OF  ACTION  TAKEN  BY  THE  BOARD  OF  POLICE   COMMISSIONERS    IN 
THE  SUPERVISION  OF  RETAIL  LIQUOR  DEALERS'  LICENSES    DUR- 
ING THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30TH,  1897. 

Total  number  of  license  paying  saloons  on  the  1st  day  of  July,  1896 3,123 

Total  number  of  applications  made  for  retail  liquor  dealers' license 1,500 

Number  of  applications  granted 1,409 

Number  of  applications  granted  on  property  owners'  petitions  53 

Number  of  applications  refused 

1,500 


Number  of  saloons  not  opened  after  consent  was  granted 66 

Number  of  saloons  closed  after  action  by  the  Board 74 

Total  number  of  cases  pending  for  violations  of  liquor  license  laws  on  July  1,  1896 3 

Number  of  arrests  made  for  the  non-payment  of  retail  liquor  licenses 48 

51 


Number  of  cases  tried  and  disposed  of  during  year 50 

Number  of  cases  pending  for  trial  in  Police  Courts  on  July  1,  1897 1 


51 


The  following  amounts  were  paid  by  persons  under  prosecution,  for  tines  and  forfeitures  in 
Police  Courts: 

For  violations  of  Order  No.  1,589  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors $610  00 

The  following  amounts  were  caused  to  be  paid  to  the  License  Collector  through 

prosecutions  in  the  Police  Courts 588  00 


1    Total  amount  paid  as  above §1,19800 


Total  number  of  license  paying  saloons  on  July  1,  1897 3,048 

Decrease  in  number  of  licenses  paying  saloons  for  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897. .  75 


EXHIBIT  "M." 

STRENGTH  OF  POLICE  DEPARTMENT  AND  SUMMARY  OF  ACTION  TAKEN  BY  THE 
BOARD  OF  POLICE  COMMISSIONERS  IN  THE  TRIAL  OF  COMPLAINTS  AGAINST 
MEMBERS  THEREOF  FOR  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

BOARD   OF   POLICE   COMMISSIONERS. 

ROBERT  J.  TOBIN President. 

WILLIAM  ALVORD Commissioner. 

MOSES  A.  GUNST Commissioner. 

I.  W.  LEES Chief  of  Police  and  ex-officio  Commissioner. 


REPORT   OF    CHIEF   OF   POLICE.  465 


EXHIBIT  "M  "-CONTINUED. 
NUMERICAL  STRENGTH  OF  POLICE  FORCE. 

Chief  of  Police 1 

Clerk  to  Chief  of  Police  and  Board  of  Police  Commissioners 1 

Property  Clerk 1 

Captains  of  Police 6 

Lieutenants  of  Police .'.'. 5 

Detective  Police  Officers 15 

Sergeants  of  Police 43 

Corporals  of  Police 12 

Patrolmen 473 

Vacancies 2 

Maximum  strength 559 

REMOVALS  DURING   YEAR. 

Resigned 
Dismissed 

Died 8 

Retired 3 

36 
Appointments  made  to  force  during  the  year 

ACTION  TAKEN     BY  THE    BOARD  OF    POLICE    COMMISSIONERS  IN  THE  TRIAL  OF 
POLICE    OFFICEBS. 

Number  of  complaints  filed 86 

Number  of  complaints  sustained 47 

Number  of  complaints  dismissed 39 


Number  of  witnesses  subpoenaed  and  examined 157 

Aggregate  amount  of  penalties  imposed $1,660  00 


EXHIBIT   «N." 

SYNOPSIS   OF  CORRESPONDENCE   AND   BUSINESS    TRANSACTED    IN   OFFICE    OF 
CHIEF  OF  POLICE  DURING  THE  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

Letters  and  postals  received  and  acted  on 2.883 

Telegrams  received  and  acted  on 

Letters  and  telegrams  sent  out 1-838 

Total *.978 

30 


466 


REPOBT  OF  CHIEF  OF  POLICE. 


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REPORT   OF   CHIEF    OF   POLICE.  467 


EXHIBIT    "P." 

Number  of  complaints  of  nuisances  filed  by  the  Police  Department  for  the  fiscal  year  ending 

June  30,  1897 4,265 

Number  of  nuisances  abated  during  the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897 2,156 

Number  of  houses  and  stores  found  insecure  and  made    secure  by  the  Police  Department  for 

the  fiscal  year  ending  June  30,  1897  > 108 


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Det.  Bee,  Officer  J.F.Dii 

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Officer  John  Young  

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REPORT  OF  THE  COMMISSIONERS 

OF  THE 

POLICE  RELIEF  AND  PENSION  FUND. 


SAN  FRANCISCO,  June  30,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco — 

GENTLEMEN:  In  compliance  with  Resolution  No.  16,412  (Third  Series), 
of  your  Honorable  Board,  we  herewith  submit  the  annual  report  of  the 
Police  Relief  and  Pension  Fund  Commissioners,  for  the  fiscal  year  ending 
June  30,  1897. 

TABULATED  STATEMENT   OF   EXPENDITURES   BY   POLICE   RELIEF  AND    PENSION 

FUND  COMMISSIONERS    FROM  THE   POLICE    RELIEF   AND    PENSION 

FUND  DURING  FISCAL  YEAR  ENDING  JUNE  30,  1897. 

JJRenlered  in  accordance  with  provisions  of  Section  2  of  law  approved  March  4,  1889,  as  amended 
March  31,  1891,  as  amended  by  Act  approved  March  2,  1897. 


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Chief    .... 

Sec   3 

$573  62 

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Douglass,  William  Y.  .  . 

Captain... 

Sec.  3  

$222  00 

.$222  00 

$222  00 

222  00 

88800 

Short,  Johnt  

Captain  .  .  . 

Sec.  3  

222  00 

222  00 

222  00 

204  63 

870  63 

Stone,  Appleton  W  

Captain  .  .  . 

Sec.  3  

222  00 

222  00 

222  00 

222  00 

888  00 

Hensley,  William  D  .  .  . 

Sergeant.. 

Sees.  4-5... 

184  5'J 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

738  00 

Melody,  Joseph  

Sergeant.. 

Sees.  4-5... 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

733  00 

Sharp,  Abraham  

Sergeant.. 

Sec.  3  

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

738  00 

Coles,  William  L  

Sergeant.  . 

Sec.  3  

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

738  00 

Harman,  George  W  

Sergeant.. 

Sec.  3  

184  50 

184  5r) 

184  50 

184  50 

738  00 

Thompson,  Gideon  

Sergeant.. 

Sec.  3  

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

184  50 

738  CO 

*Retired  April  7,  1897. 


tDied  June  23,  1897. 


KEPORT'OF  PENSION    FUND  COMMISSIONERS. 


473 


TABULATED  STATEMENT  OF  EXPENDITURES-CONTINUED. 


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inR  June  30,1897.. 

Cohrn,  Edward  

Sergeant.. 

Sec.  3  

$184  50 

$184  50 

$184  50 

$18450 

$738  00 

Dolau,  John  D  

Corporal  .  . 

Sec.  3  

172  50 

172  50 

172  50 

172  50 

690  00 

Lerman  ,  Jacob  

Corporal  .  . 

Sec.  3  

172  50 

172  50 

172  50 

172  50 

690  00 

Gardenier,  Henry  

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5. 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Beatty,  John  

Patrol.  ... 

Sees.  4-5... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

McDonough,  Patrick.  .  . 

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5. 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Cochran,  James  H  

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5.  .  . 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Tyner,  William  

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5.  .  . 

150  00 

150  0( 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Birch,  William  

Patro1  

Sees.  4-5.  . 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  OU 

600  00 

Clinton,  George  

Patrol  

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150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  CO 

Pomeroy,  Sheldon  

Patrol  

Sec.  13.... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  Oi 

600  00 

Flannery,  Michael..  . 

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Duff,  Thomas  

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

60000 

Curtis,  George  W  

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Kavanagh,  James  H  — 

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  Oi 

600  00 

McMahon,  Francis  C.. 

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Schroeder,  John  

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  Od 

150  00 

150  01. 

600  00 

Bradrick,  Isaac        

Patrol  .... 

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

6CO  00 

Powers,  John  

Patrol.  ... 

Sees.  4-5... 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Dickinson,  Charles  H. 

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Gillespie,  Thomas  

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Brigaerts,  Joseph  H  .  .  .  . 
Harold   James 

Patrol  
Patrol  

Sees.  4-5... 
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150  00 
150  OL 

150  00 
159  CO 

159  00 
150  00 

150  00 
150  00 

600  o;> 

600  00 

Gallagher,  James  L  

Patro!  

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

600  00 

Asher,  Alexander  IJ  

Patrol.  ... 

Sec.  3  

150  00 

150  00 

150  00 

15000 

6CO  00 

Horrigan,  Eugene  

Patrol  

Sees  4-5... 



143    33 

150  00 

293  33 

Smith,  James  *  

Patrol  

Sees.  4-5... 



143    33 

11  66§ 

155  00 

Doran,  Williamf  

Patrol  

Sec.  3  

1667 



16  67 

Michaels,  Amelia,  widow 



Sec.  6  

100  00 

100  00 

100  00 

'  ICO  CO 

40000 

"Died  April  7,  1897. 


tDied  July  10.  1897. 


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KEPOKT  OF  PENSION  FUND  COMMISSIONERS. 


TABULATED  STATEMENT  OF  EXPENDITURES-CONCLUDED. 


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Healey,  Henry  S 

$75  CO 

$75  00 

$75  00  1     875  00 

$300  00 

(  services  as  Clerk.) 



$5,794  17 

$5,777  50 

$6,064  16 

$6,493  42 

$24,131  25 

Mary  E.   and    Paul   A. 

Cullen,    executors  of 

the  estate  of  William 

Cullen,  deceased*.... 

1  000  00 

1,000  DO 

Nannie  Riley,  guardian 

of    Stan  i  s  1  a  u  s    and 

Aloysius  Riley,  minor 

children  of  James  J. 

Riley,  deceased*  

1  000  00 

1.000  00 

Mary   Hagerty   and 
Katie    Doyle,    execu- 

trices  of  the  estate  of 

Henry    F.    Roskamp, 

1,000  00 

Bridget  Mahoney,  wid- 

ow of  J.  A.  Mahoney* 

1,000  00 

1,000  00 

Sarah    L.    Moore    and 

Elizabeth    J.    White, 

executricea  of  the  es- 

tate John  M.  Fitzgib- 

bon,  deceased*  

1,000  00 

1,000  00 

J.  F.  Morau,   Property 

Clerk,  for  moneys  ad- 

vanced for  clerk's  fees 

in  the  United  States 

Circuit  Court  for  filing 
demurrers,  etc..  cases 

by      Alfred     Clark 

against  Board  of  Po- 
lice    Pension      Fund 

30  00 

170  CO 

240  00 

163  00 

600  00 

Commissioners  

Totals  

$8.824  17 

$5,947  50 

$7,304  16 

$6,655  42 

$29,731  25 

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"'Under  provisions  of  Section  7, 


I.  W.  LEES,  Secretary. 


ROBERT  J.  TO  BIN,  President. 


REPORT 


SAN  FRANCISCO  LAW  LIBRARY. 


SAN  FRANCISCO,  September  14,  1897. 

To  the  Honorable  the  Board  of  Supervisors 

Of  the  City  and  County  of  San  Francisco— 

GENTLEMEN:  Pursuant  to  Resolution  No.  16,412, 1  herewith  have  the  honor  of  present- 
ing the  report  of  the  San  Francisco  Law  Library  for  the  year  ending  June  30, 1897. 

The  past  year  has  been  a  successful  one  and  the  affairs  of  the  Library  have  been  prosper- 
ous in  accordance  with  the  average  of  the  past  few  years. 

During  the  year  there  were  lost  by  death: 

James  Wheeler. 

A.  H.  Loughborough. 

Mr.  Loughborough  has  been  one  of  the  trustees  for  a  number  of  years  and  at  his  death 
was  a  member  of  the  Executive  Committee.  He  was  one  of  the  firmest  friends  of  the 
Library  and  in  his  death  the  institution  suffers  a  severe  loss. 

There  were  two  applications  for  life  membership  during  the  year: 

William  Grant. 

Jesse  W.  Lilienthal. 

There  have  been  added  to  the  Library  904  books— a  smaller  number  than  last  year— 
though  equal  to  the  average  of  former  years.  This  makes  the  total  number  of  books  on  the 
shelves  35,659.  Of  these  books  738  were  purchased,  87  were  presented,  79  were  bound  records 
of  the  Supreme  Court. 

The  donors  to  the  Library  were  John  T.  Doyle,  Charles  W.  Slack,  Damrel  &  Upham, 
Allen,  Law  &  Scott,  the  Secretary  of  the  State,  John  A.  Russell,  the  Public  Printer  of  New 
Zealand,  and  the  Secretaries  at  Washington. 


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